Grafton Hosts Historical Summit

MBU’s Grafton Library hosted the Beverley Manor chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on March 27, welcoming Mary Ann Stripling dressed as Mary Julia Baldwin, a charter member of the Beverley Manor DAR chapter.  

Stripling’s presentation — which took place in front of the stained glass window in Grafton that displays the DAR insignia — included a history of Baldwin’s life, her wartime stories, and her pride in the seminary. The window was erected in 1901 by the Alumnae Association in honor of Baldwin.

Historical documents of the chapter were available for review, and included a newspaper clipping of the first chapter meeting held on November 7, 1893, and a list of officers and charter members which included Baldwin. Dorothy Lee Rosen and Darla Sallade provided lunch. The chapter will host a tea on October 27 to celebrate their 125th  anniversary.

– Submitted by Linda Fitt