A 1902 charter for a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) has been donated to the Boone County Heritage Museum.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, Ruth Fisher, president of the Boston Mountain Chapter 2666 of the UDC, presented the framed charter to Toinette Madison, the museum’s director. The charter was for the Fannie Scott chapter 579 of the UDC, and was signed in April, 1902.
The charter was donated by the family of Col. David Fitton, who passed away earlier this year. Fitton’s grandmother, Josephine Wright-Crump, was a charter member of the chapter.
Fisher said the Boston Mountain chapter paid to have the Fannie Scott charter framed. The charter will be displayed in the museum’s War Between the States room.
According to Fisher, the Fannie Scott chapter was one of the first organized in Arkansas. The first chapter was organized in 1896 in Hope.
The Fannie Scott chapter disbanded in 1932. The Jeremiah Hale Brooks chapter ran from 1984 to 1992. The Boston Mountain chapter was chartered in 2008.
The UDC has about 622 members in Arkansas. It describes itself as a historical, patriotic, benevolent, educational and memorial organization.