Our chapter meets on the second Sunday of each month. All meetings begin with a social gathering at 2:00 p.m. followed by the business meetings at 2:30 p.m. Please note dates. If a holiday falls on the second Sunday, then the date is changed.

We do not meet during the summer months (June, July, or August).

2017-2018 Meetings

September 10, 2017 Constitution Week Program: The United States Constitution Speaker: Bill Merkel, Associate Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law

October 8, 2017 NSDAR 127th Birthday Program: National Day of Prayer Speaker: Penny Renwick, SCDAR Archivist, Archives (State Special Committee)

November 12, 2017 Patriotism Program: Veterans Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Alexandria Watson, Commander Air Force (AF) ROTC Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University

December 10, 2017 Historic Preservation Program: Garden Plats in 18th Century Charleston Speaker: Paul Saylors, Gentleman Gardener

January 14, 2018 Historic Preservation, Patriotism & Conservation Program: Revolutionay War Speaker: Doug Boswick

February 11, 2018 George Washington’s Birthday, Historic Preservation & Conservation Program: “Finding our Female Patriots” Speaker: Our ELP Chapter Members

March 11, 2018 Historic Preservation & Conservation Program: “The Accidental Preservationist – An Unexpected Journey” Speaker: Juliana Falk, The Accidental Preservationist

April 8, 2018 Committee Reports Program: “Dollars & Sense – Using our Chapter Resources to Meet our Mission” Speaker: Our ELP Chapter Members

May 13, 2018 End of Year Meeting, Historic Preservation Program: Charleston Speaker: Grahame Long, Chief Curator, Charleston Museum

2016-2017 Meetings
September 11, 2016

Constitution Week
Program: “Knowing Your DAR”
Speakers: Katie Hyman, SC Chair of SC DAR Junior Membership Committee

October 9, 2016

Historic and Commemorative Event
Eliza Lucas Pinckney NSDAR 11th Anniversary Tea; NSDAR Day of Prayer
Please bring your own special teacup!
Speaker: Linda Hawkins and Special Guest Appearance Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 2018 Junior Doll National Project

November 13, 2016

Patriotism and Veterans
Speaker: Captain Patrick J. Keaveny, Charleston Council of the Navy League and The Fisher House

December 11, 2016

Speaker: Melissa Levesque, “ Timeless Eliza Lucas Pinckney an Inspiration and Role Model for 21st Century Women”

January 8, 2017

Speaker: South Carolina Regent Dianne Culbertson, Tamassee DAR School

February 12, 2017

Speaker: Warren L. Bingham, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour

March 12, 2017

Historic and Education (Women’s Issues)
Speaker: Gaye Sanders Fisher, Charleston Artist, “A Review of the Life and Work of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith”

April 9, 2017

Annual Chapter Meeting and Historic Program
Speaker: Beth Lee, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, NSDAR, Chaplain, “Cherished DAR Grave Markers and What We Need to Know.”

May 7, 2017

Historic, Education and Patriotism
New Chapter Officers Installation & Celebration of “The Pinckney Project”
Speaker: Jill Templeton, “The Pinckney Project- A Common Thread”

2015-2016 Meetings
September 13, 2015 Scott Buchanan, Ph.D.,Our Constitution
October 11, 2015 Jayne Larion, DAR Insignia
Jill Templeton, Behind the “Seams”- a look at Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s dress
November 8, 2015 Myron Harrington Veterans Day
December 13, 2015 Kathy Woolsey of Cypress Gardens and our chapter, will speak on “Native American Gardens.”
January 10, 2016 Pat Waters Grandson of General Patton. He will speak about his famous grandfather and being his grandson.
February 14, 2016 Grahame Long,of The Charleston Museum, will talk about his book, “Stolen Charleston”. Grahame is always an entertaining and informative speaker.
March 13, 2016 (daylight savings time) Bonnie Wade Mucia , founder of “Dear Vietnam Vet”
April 10, 2016 Annual Meeting: Chapter officers and chapter committee chairmen will report on the year’s activities.
May 1, 2016 (first Sunday of the month)
2014-2015 Meetings
September 14, 2014 Jan Heister, Curator of Textiles at The Charleston Museum, will guide us through an intimate, up close look at the possessions of Eliza Lucas Pinckney in the care of the museum. We will also view the dress that is proposed for restoration and hear about it’s elaborate history.
October 12, 2014 Sara Arnold of the Gibbs Museum, will give a power point presentation on “Early American Painters and Painting From the Collection at the Gibbs Museum”. The effects of international exposure from the port of Charleston during the colonial period on the art collections of local residents.
November 9, 2014 Karen Prewitt, noted authority on Loutrel Briggs, will offer an insight into “The Man Behind the Legend”. She will bring inherited artifacts, belonging to her, from Loutrel’s estate that are rarely viewed by the public. If you love Charleston’s old gardens, you will be fascinated by this program.
December 14, 2014 Dr. Nic Butler of CCPL. His presentations are always fabulous and this one will not disappoint. “The Language of Libation in Colonial Charleston”, is a lively adventure about taverns, toddies and discourse in early Charleston.
January 11, 2015 Dr. Barry Stiefel of the College of Charleston, on “Pirates, Privateers, Jewish Patriots”. This is a history of the illicit arms trade from St. Eustatius and St. Croix. He will speak of how the Revolutionary War would have failed without this support from a Jewish community of patriots.
February 8, 2015 Grahame Long of The Charleston Museum and author of “Dueling in Charleston”, will present a delightful program that will surprise you about the past tradition of dueling to defend one’s honor or settle other perceived insults.
March 8, 2015 Paul Porwell, author of “Against All Odds: The History of Old St. Andrews Parish Church”, presents on the history of the church and the West Ashley area.
April 12, 2015 Annual Meeting: Chapter officers and chapter committee chairmen will report on the year’s activities.
May 3, 2015 Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans: Our chapter honors those veterans of the Vietnam War in honor of the 50th Commemoration of the war.