Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century: Honors The Past, Present And Future

Friday, May 23, 2014
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell;  and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell; and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter members serve the Chattanooga community by; sponsoring a Veteran to participate in Honor Flight – a day trip to fly to Washington, D.C. for a tour of the WWII Monument including an Honor Luncheon; supporting the Chattanooga ‘James H. Coolidge’ Veteran’s Clinic; honoring American heritage by either erecting or recognition of historical markers and places; and seeking out family grave sites to clean and restore tombstones from the past.  A continual project is researching Coats of Arms of ancestors whose lineage follows family lines extending back to the 1400’s – 1600’s.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter welcomes prospective members. The requirement for membership is tracing family lineage to a Colonial ancestor, who was either a historic Founder of any of the original colonies; a member of the ruling government; a church official’s services; Founder of a college or school; all professionals, trades and crafts; all military services of the colonies; any who furnished funds or supplies to aid the colonies; landowner, Freeman or planter; member of the Provincial Congress; or a Headright or transportee.

For information on membership, please call Pauline Moore, 824-7774.


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Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

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Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Luther

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