Thomas Day Decendants Visit Museum and Church

  

On September 22nd, 7 brothers and sisters, all descendants of Thomas Day, met in Milton to attend the Milton Presbyterian Church and tour the Thomas Day House. When asked how it felt to sit in the pews that Tom Day had built in the early 1800's, the overwhelming response was, "Very emotional."

    Thomas Day Descendant with Vice President Joe Graves

 

   The reunion was organized by Rosa Allen, a member of the Dinwiddie Historical Society. She is the only one of the family who had come to Milton previously. Family members came from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for the event. When asking one of the brothers how this trip came about, he replied, "Our sister Rosa called us and said to be there, so we came!"

 

  

 

   After the church service, the group walked down to the Thomas Day House, accompanied by board members Shirley Cadmus, Joe Graves and Harriet Brandon. Photos were taken by Shirley Cadmus while board president Harriet Brandon and Vice President Joe Graves presented extensive information about their famous ancestor. Members were excited to see the huge banners that had hung outside the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution advertising the Thomas Day exhibition. The tour ended with a short visit to the Milton Studio Art Gallery.