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Mabel Lee Walton House, Tri Sigma's Heart Home





waltonhouse.jpg225 North Muhlenberg Street
Woodstock, VA 22664-1424

Email:
 
sigma@trisigma.org
Phone:  540- 459-4212
Fax:
  540-459-2361

Staff Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST


Tri Sigma’s had always dreamed of a permanent headquarters where Executive Office could functions efficiently as the center of the organization, but it wasn’t until the 1962 convention that the dream began to take shape. A National Headquarters committee, headed by Lucille Morrison, Omicron, made its final decision on a place that had significance and ties of sentiment to the organization. Also serving on this committee were Edna Conway Schmidt, Xi; Nelda Frances Crawford, Alpha; and Helen Bate Cartwright, Iota.

A year almost to the day after the convention directive the contract for Walton House was negotiated. Rachel Gabel Kyle, Beta Alpha became the Decorating Consultant and budgets were developed for remodeling and furnishings. Mary Jo Foster Clark, Nu joined the board as Projects Chair and urged chapters to share successful fundraising ideas. During this time Executive Office quarters were also completed and Santee Dunham and Helen Cartwright moved the central operation of the sorority from Box 696 in Denison, Texas to Drawer 466 in Woodstock, VA. Official operations began in June, 1965. On April 24, 1966, more than 300 Sigma’s gathered for the Walton House dedication. At that time, National President, Nelda Francis Crawford dedicated the headquarters, hailing the heart home that was so eagerly anticipated by all.

Members of the Mabel Lee Walton House Board:
  • Inez Fridley, Chairman, Gamma Beta
  • Pam Hathaway, Gamma Beta
  • Jeanne Johnson, Alpha Iota
  • Deb Riggan, Alpha Upsilon
  • Marcia Cutter, Beta Gamma
  • Bonnie Rainey, Alpha Sigma

Did you attend the Rededication event? View photos from the day and the photobooth  here.Step up for Sigma! Many Sigmas have already purchased commemorative bricks honoring significant sisters, chapters, family, etc. but you still have an opportunity to participate in this exciting project.

For a limited time only, Sisters will have the unique opportunity to become a permanent feature of our beautiful Walton House and to provide a loving gift to the restoration of our historic headquarters.  Your donation of $125 will be remembered through the placement of an engraved brick in our Sisterhood Walk.

Bricks are available for sale through June 1, 2015 and will be displayed by the end of 2015!

Download the Brick Order Form here!


Heart Home Campaign 

To all members, alumnae, parents, and friends of the Sorority who, through your financial support, have helped make Tri Sigma's National Headquarters a state-of-the-art building in which we can operate in, we thank you.  Tri Sigma would not be the incredible place it is without your generosity.  It is you who makes the difference.

Whether you are a one-time donor or a three-year pledged donor, having you partner with us in our mission to expand our National Headquarters is greatly appreciated.

It's not too late to contribute to the Heart Home Campaign!  Donors who have contributed $1000 or more will be recognized on our donor listing wall at Tri Sigma's National Headquarters, however we appreciate donations of any size.

You can read more about the Heart Home Campaign here.  Here is the pledge form to make a donation.

As of May 1, 2015, we have reached 85% of our goal!  It is not too late to make a donation!

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Visit Us 

Whether you come for only a short while to see our national memorial headquarter’s charming rooms, or come to stay with other Tri Sigmas for a workshop or weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the gracious atmosphere of Walton House…..to stroll the pleasant grounds……to sit and talk on the portico while looking at the mountain on sunny days.

Your visit will surely be a memorable one.

Planning to stay the weekend? Download the reservation form for A Weekend at Walton House.


Historical Marker 

While you're visiting our Headquarters, you can also head on over to the historical marker at the corner of Locust and Main Street in Woodstock.
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