On September 29, 2019 members of the Swamp Fox Society in Pompano Beach, Florida visited the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. Thank you to Joe Motes of the SAR in Fort Lauderdale for inviting us to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Trans-Continental Railroad and learn about the history of train travel in America.
On October 5, 2019, the George Ross Society - Lancaster, PA, partnered with St. James Episcopal Church to offer children’s craft stations as part of the church’s 275th Anniversary Family Retreat Day at the Lancaster Historical Society, known as “LancasterHistory.org” where President James Buchanan’s Wheatland is located. Society members received a healthy dose of leadership and “Events Planning 101” skills as they participated in event preparation, managed the set-up, executed the station activities while creating
awareness for C.A.R., and facilitated the tear-down at event’s end.
Society members organized and tested craft supplies, prepared N.S.C.A.R .
brochures, and pre-packaged red,
white, and blue candy bags containing a note detailing the N.S.C.A.R. Mission
and Society contact information. The Society provided a station featuring a quill-and-ink writing activity: children
traced the signatures of two historically significant St. James
members: George Ross (for whom the Society is named) - Declaration of
Independence signer, and Dr. Edward Hand
- Adjutant General to George Washington. Afterward, members read aloud
the book In 1776,
by Jean Marzollo. A special highlight for Society members was having
their picture taken with Martha Washington and President James Buchanan,
who both were participating in a Living History event inside President Buchanan’s home!