—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation
Some time ago we were asked by the Captain William Bibb Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution to customize a special program for their group at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan, the site of the Dixie Art Colony from 1937 until 1948. We were excited about the opportunity to share what we believe is an important part of Southern history with this group of dedicated historians.
I was particularly pleased that the chapter was named after Captain Bibb, given the fact that his wife Sarah Wyatt “Bibb” and his son Governor William Wyatt Bibb, Alabama’s first governor, are included in my family tree. My connection to the Bibb family is through my great grandmother E. Maria Wyatt “Morgan.”
Captain Bibb, born in Hanover, Virginia in 1735, was a colonial officer in 1776. He later served in the Virginia State Legislature.
Each of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation events and exhibitions include both an art and history component. If you know of a small group that would enjoy a customized presentation about the Dixie Art Colony, please contact Mark Harris at 334-513-1086 or by email at info@DixieArtColony.org. We can also schedule special tours of Nobles Ferry and our museum gallery located at 219 Hill Street in historic downtown Wetumpka.