Daughters of 1812 hear about landmarks

Hilda Krosel spoke on her book, “Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge,” when the Gen. Robert McCausland Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 met Aug. 29 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library. She showed photos of monuments and spoke about her research.

President Margaret Tyler said the chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary on Aug. 28. Members discussed the upcoming State Board of Management meeting. Representing the chapter will be Rezzie Meyer, Zora Olsson, Ann Bergeron, Sue Seab, Marian Hardin, Fredie Seab and Carole Gloger.

Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, between 1784 and 1815, rendered civil, military or naval service to the country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy or participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys up to age 21. Email Olsson, zbolsson@aol.com.

Audubon DAR hosts Bartram reception

The John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a reception Sept. 3 at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

After the reception, John Sykes, director of Magnolia Mound Plantation House, spoke about the history of the Baton Rouge landscape, with a focus on the significant contributions of naturalist William Bartram and his travels through Louisiana. Assisting with the reception were Shirley Newsham and Emily Wilbert, co-chairs of the chapter’s Historical Preservation and Conservation committees; Regent Margaret Tyler; Vice Regent Georgia LaCour; and member Norma Gerace.

The event commemorated the 240th anniversary of Bartram’s visit to Louisiana with the dedication of five historical markers and a re-dedication of one originally placed in 1976.

DAR membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Email mdtyler@cox.net.

Canary Islanders hear about Domingue family

Wade Falcon and the Rev. Ken Domingue spoke about the Domingue family on the island of Tenerife, Spain, and their progress to Louisiana to the Canary Islanders Heritage Society on Sept. 5. Information about the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana can be found at canaryislanders.org or email president@canaryislanders.org. Meetings are open to the public.

Orchid society learns about cattleyas

At its August meeting, the Baton Rouge Orchid Society got a presentation on “The Story of White Cattleyas: A Historical Perspective” by Jean Allen-Ikeson, owner of Windsor Greenhouses in Dundas Ontario, Canada. Allen-Ikeson is on the editorial board of the American Orchid Society and an accredited orchid judge.

On Sept. 16, the society will meet at 7 p.m. at Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. The program will be a discussion of orchid culture by members and an auction of orchid plants and garden art objects. Guests are welcome. Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about growing orchids. For information, visit batonrougeorchidsociety.com.

Noted violist performs for Music Club of BR

National Young Artist Award winner Matthew Lipman performed for the Music Club of Baton Rouge on Sept. 8, its first recital for the 2015-16 season.

Lipman, a violist, was selected by the National Federation of Music Clubs for this award. Pianist Louis Wendt accompanied the performance.

Program chair was Kay Hawthorne. Gwen Redding and Ken Nelson were Hospitality Committee co-chairs, with members Billie Bell, Janelle Couvillon, Beth Dupaquier, Kay Hawthorne, Rita Lovett, Marianne Parker, Dottie Smith and Klileen Jones.

Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.