closeup: 'Sterling Flurry'  TB,  Sterling Innerst 1992


'Rumbleseat' TB, Sterling Innerst 1991


'Sterling Flurry' TB, Innerst 1992


'Bronzette Star' TB, Evelyn Kegerise 1992


Iris florentina, species from Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville PA

'Night Magic' TB, Eleanor Kegerise 1991


'Borderline' BB, Joseph Ghio 1984

'Justa Wish' MTB, Richard Morgan 1998


closeup: 'Rare Edition' IB, Joseph Gatty 1980




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Welcome to DVIS!


Delaware Valley Iris Society DVIS 
   an affiliate of the American Iris Society



The Founding Of DVIS

- An Early History -


Information for this article came from written communications in 1979 from Norman Clouser, third president of DVIS, to Ron Thoman, then current president of DVIS.


The Delaware Valley Iris Society was formed on July 18, 1957 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Landt in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


The following were the first officers: John Harvey, President; Kathryn Chambers, Vice President; Edward A. Murray, Secretary; and Norman R. Clouser, Treasurer.


It was stated that the purpose of the new society is to unite "iris lovers" in the Delaware Valley, covering parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.


In 1960, DVIS was the fourth local society to affiliate with the American Iris Society.


Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2007, DVIS now seeks someone to take on the position of Historian bringing the written history of DVIS up to date. This would be done through research and interviews.

The DVIS Tour May 23, 1965, J. C. Lyster

From the DVIS archives: The DVIS Tour May 23, 1965, J. C. Lyster
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