Sorority speakers offer history lessons

Barbara Adamson, president of the Shenandoah County Historical Society, presented a recent program to the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa at Central High School in Woodstock.

Adamson spoke about the history of the Shenandoah County Courthouse, and discussed the renovation of the courthouse with an emphasis on the Civil War graffiti uncovered. The restored courthouse is open to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Woodstock’s Susan Fleming, president of Alpha Omicron, and will host the December meeting at her house. The sorority will hold a soup supper and collect soup for Luke’s Backpack.

Also, Barbara Heishman recently shared the story of her ancestor, who was a pioneer teacher, with members of the chapter.

Heishman used a book written by her relative, Kate Smith Hottel, a pioneer teacher in Colorado, to inform sorority members about life as a young teacher in the western United States.