I.I. Chapter No. 1 was established in 1956 by Ellen Gordon Allen.  In 2016 we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our Chapter, in part, with historical vignettes provided by our Chapter Historian, Diana Cull.  We are happy to provide you with these articles, below.

Saga Goryu Teachers 1956
Houn Ohara Visit 1958
First World Convention 1965
The Dogwood Project 1965
Early Exhibits 1957- 1961
Developing relationship with U.S. National Arboretum

Betty Taylor was one of the oldest members of I.I. Chapter No. 1 and the beloved friend and teacher of many Chapter members. Upon her passing in 2020 many tributes came in, including many pictures by her friends and students. Here is a collection of Memories of Betty Taylor.