Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Picnic Day is April 23

Mecklenburg Daughters of the American Revolution picnic at the "Rock House"  - 1929

 - Photo courtesy of Mecklenburg DAR

The Mecklenburg DAR gather for a picnic at the Hezekiah Alexander Home. It was the first chapter in North Carolina, organized on September 27, 1898. The state Founding Regent and Organizing Secretary was Harriet Nesbit Latta (Mrs. Edward Dilworth Latta.) First Regent of Mecklenburg Chapter was Anna Morrison Jackson (Mrs. T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson) A marker erected by the Mecklenburg Chapter in 1901 commemorated the Oct. 3, 1780 McIntyre Skirmish and was the first site marked in North Carolina by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter has over 15 monuments and markers today.