The formal organization of the Hermitage Chapter was held at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, on October 22, 2013. Twelve founding members and ten guests, including State President Mrs. Charlotte Miller, State Registrar Mrs. Debra Wilson, and The Hermitage CEO Mr. Howard Kittell, were in attendance. Mrs. Christina Isbell served as its first president. The chapter meets in the evenings and was formed in order to meet the needs of working women and area residents.
The chapter seeks to honor the Tennessee volunteers who fought in the Battle of New Orleans and our own local hero, General Andrew Jackson, by both preserving The Hermitage and in promoting education concerning the role these Tennesseans played in the second war for independence. In the early 1900s, January 8th was as important as July 4th and February 22nd. It is the hope of this chapter to bring this holiday back into prominence.