The Eloise Hunter Chapter is based in the Norfolk, Virginia area
at the Hunter House Museum.
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Chapter Comings and Goings:
2011 was launched with the chapter's Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 23, at the
On March 19, the chapter's first official outing to Riddick's
In May the chapter visited the Chrysler's exhibition Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art. Forty pieces from the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York were on display, and EHCVSA member Carolyn Sale guided the chapter through this remarkable display to a greater appreciation of Tiffany's art. Luncheon followed at Freemason Abby, a Victorian Era restaurant located in the Freemason Historic District of downtown Norfolk.
To celebrate the beginning of the summer season, the chapter attended the Edgewood Plantation Tea and Tour. Built circa 1849, this home is the only example of Gothic Revival Architecture on the James River. In a romantic vein, the beautiful ghost of Lizzie Rowland roams the grounds here, plaintively awaiting the return of her lover from the battlefields of the Civil War. She may be a spectral figure of tragedy, but chapter members enjoyed a happier turn of events on the outing to this national and state landmark.
In October, the chapter had a private house tour of the Francis Land House in Virginia Beach and in November will be attending the Dickens's Tea at Ferry Plantation, also in Virginia Beach.
victorian Quotes Corner…
“Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.” Mark Twain