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November 13-14, 2015
White Carnation Dinner

V. Chapman Smith , Special Assistant - National Education and Public Program Strategy at National Archives and Records Administration, has accepted our invitation to be the "2015 W.H. Day keynote speaker for the White Carnation Dinner Friday, November 13, 2015.

She will focus her dinner remarks to leaders, descendants, stewards, and interpreters gathered on "
the importance of remembering and the cost of forgetting.!"

Ms. Chapman-Smith has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in organization capacity building, records administration, and public history programming that includes work on education reform issues and community/international engagement.


Historic Grace United Methodist Church
216 State Street
Harrisburg, PA
7-9 P.M

In 1865,  the women of Harrisburg, united by membership in the Garnet League pushed and made the Grand Review of Colored Troops in Harrisburg happen. In honor of their diligent work, we are having a White Carnation Dinner. This event is the only event by invitation. We have invited descendant families and honored guests. The site chosen is the historic Grace United Methodist Church, 216 State Street, Harrisburg.


France Wolf, First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be the honorary Guest.


Rev. Yvette Davis, pastor of the church will host this event. The church is located across from the State Capitol building on State Street. The church is a grand building, so grand that when the State Capitol burned after the Civil War, our legislators took over this sanctuary to hold their sessions.


Today the congregation and the pastor welcome us to this monumental building fronted by a very large Tiffany window donated in the early 1900s, and many works of art that will thrill those attracted to this sort of embellishment.


The White Carnation Dinner is a key event in this weekend of celebration  for the 180,000 Black men who served our country in the Civil War.

Co-Chairs: Representatives Kevin Schreiber and Patty Kim
Hostess: Rev. Yvette Davis
Keynote Speaker
V. Chapman Smith
IF YOU WERE INVITED YOU CAN RSVP BELOW:
Rep. Kevin Schreiber
Rep. Patty Kim.
Rev. Yvette Davis.
R.S.V.P.
THE VOICES OF THE BETHEL MERCERSBURG QUARTET WILL PERFORM.
Honorary Guest: First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Frances Wolf
First Lady, Frances Wolf
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