When and How Founded
The Surry Historical Society was founded by an enthusiastic group of women back in 1982. Among those initially involved were Jane Lord, Elaine Jones, Nell Adams, Marion Overlock, Helen McGraw, Ann Sawyer, and Doreen Abernathy. Of these founding officers, Jane Lord stands out as one of the most dedicated and as having served for the longest time, having recently filled the office of President of the Society until June of 2016. We are fortunate to have enjoyed Jane’s long continuity of service stretching from our founding to our present.