The Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at the UDC Memorial Building in Clearwater.
The chapter was organized March 27, 1913, by women whose ancestors provided service to the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Several charter members were descendants of veterans who were pioneer settlers in the area.
The anniversary program included presentations by Jean Stuart, Kay Holley and Mary Kitchen, accompanied by a slide show of vintage photographs, newspaper articles and documents that showcased the historical, educational, benevolent and patriotic activities performed by the chapter over the years.
The UDC welcomes those interested in Southern history and heritage. Membership is open to women age 16 or older who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the army, navy or civil service of the Confederate States of America or gave material aid to the Southern cause.
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