It has now been set!
WARDLAW REUNION!!!! - ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - SATURDAY, MAY
18, 2013 WE HOPE EVERYONE CAN COME AND JOIN US THERE AS WE DEDICATE THE
MARKER PLAQUE FOR THE QUAY-WARDLAW HOUSE.
We are meeting at 11:30 for lunch at the Village Grill in Abbeville on May 18th, then going over to the Quay-Wardlaw House for the Dedication at 3:30.
See the newsletter that just went out for more details. Please write us if you plan on being there. We need to know approximately how many are coming! Call 727-415-4435 or write email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to have another Wardlaw Reunion at Abbeville, SC this year, coinciding with the Dedication of the Plaque of the Quay-Wardlaw House! Reception following. This will be a 2-3 day event for us, taking a Wardlaw tour of Abbeville and surrounding Wardlaw places and Cemeteries. Our Reunion in 2010 was a huge success and we met alot of our Wardlaw relatives and friends! Here is the news we got from Bill Rogers of the Historical Society and the letter Pres. Bill sent out to all our members. We invite all Wardlaws to come to this.
Attention Clan Wardlaw Association members:
The historic Quay – Wardlaw House in Abbeville, South Carolina is being honored by the Abbeville County Historical Society and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History with a state historical marker! This is truly a great honor and, as members of the Wardlaw Family, we are being asked to participate in this exciting event. Please see the information below from Abbeville County Historical Society board member Bill Rogers:
The Abbeville County Historical Society is placing a South Carolina Historical Marker at the Wardlaw ancestors’ home in Abbeville, South Carolina known as the Quay-Wardlaw House. Approval from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History is due to the Wardlaw’s important contributions to South Carolina. The Abbeville County Historical Society hopes to have the marker up THIS YEAR.
Money is an issue because Abbeville is a small town and county and the Historical Society has very limited financial resources. We desperately need financial support from Wardlaw ancestors for the marker at the Wardlaw Home (circa 1790) still standing here in Abbeville. We are a 501-3c charitable, not for profit historical society focused totally on promoting, preserving and interpreting the history of Abbeville County and its citizens (including the early Wardlaws who accomplished much.) We, of course, have an eleemosynary number for charitable giving.
The marker will cost $2,170. If we have a reception following the dedication, that could cost another $500. In addition, we would like as many Wardlaw descendents as possible to attend. The dedication date is still pending. We will keep you posted well in advance of the dedication of this important historical marker.
Contributions may sent with your check made payable to: The Abbeville County Historical Society, Post Office Box 12, Abbeville, SC, 29620. Please write “Attention: Quay – Wardlaw Marker Project” on the envelope.
Please help with this if you can, many of our Wardlaw members are donating and will be there! When you send in your tax-deductible donation, please mention that you saw it on the Clan Wardlaw website! Thank you!
The Quay-Wardlaw House in Abbeville, SC
Tour of Quay-Wardlaw home by Sam Jones, owner
(Inside the Quay-Wardlaw house is the original log house)
(see pages 150-151 of ‘Wardlaw Chronicle’ for map of these places)
For the Brownsburg Museum, go to their site here to see more on the museum: http://www.brownsburgva.org/museum.htm
The Brownsburg Museum