Left to right:  Cara Burton, Director of Eastern Shore Public Library and Margaret MacKenzie, past Historian General, watch as Colette Nelson, President of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation, is presented a check for the new regional library from the Northampton County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution by Theresa Wiser, Chapter Librarian.


The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Northampton County Chapter recently donated to the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation’s capital campaign for a new regional library and Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center.  The Northampton County Chapter DAR, established in 1913, understands that the climate controlled Heritage Center archives room is important to preserving the history of the Shore.  Even though they will have a longer drive to Parksley, the members are excited about the library’s new enhancements that will help residents and visitors find and preserve their family history.  The 250 anniversary of the American Revolution will be taking place soon and the new Heritage Center will be ready for exhibits, programs, and family research.

For more information about the library’s building project, opening in 2020, visit shorelibrary.com.  To learn more about the DAR or to inquire about membership, call Claibourne Dickenson at (757) 678-7639 or visit dar.org.