Chapter Information for

Colonel William Allen Chapter NSDAR

Smithfield, Virginia


Bacon’s Castle. Photo: Yellowute - Own work, Public Domain.

Bacon’s Castle. Photo: Yellowute - Own work, Public Domain.

Meetings

Our chapter meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May.

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Our History

Celebrating over 90 years of service to the community, Colonel William Allen Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in 1925 by Mrs. S.M. Russell in Smithfield, Virginia.

Behind the Name

In 1665, Arthur Allen built a brick house known as Bacon’s Castle in Surry, Virginia. It is the oldest documented brick dwelling in the United States and is noted as an extremely rare example of Jacobean architecture in the New World. Colonel William Allen is a descendant of Arthur Allen. William served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War and inherited “Claremont Manor” in Surry, said to be a replica of the royal residence at Claremont, England, the birthplace of Queen Victoria.

Membership

New members are welcome! Please use the Contact form below to request information and meeting location.


Officers

CHAPTER REGENT
Bitsy Hallman

FIRST VICE-REGENT
Collette Schupner

CHAPLAIN
Mary Saunders

RECORDING SECRETARY
Linda Conley

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Linda Conley

TREASURER
Barbara Blesse

REGISTRAR
Kathy Dvorak


Contact

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