Did you know Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members can be as young as 18? Members between the ages of 18 and 36 are lovingly known as "Juniors." They are full members, with all the same member benefits as their elders, They are very important to us and to the DAR as a whole. Desert Wells Chapter was organized by a Junior in 2005. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our Juniors, and actively support them!
Most Juniors are juggling college, career, marriage, children, and life in general. This often makes it difficult to become actively involved in their chapter. However, when a chapter finds ways to help Juniors participate, even if they can't make it to monthly meetings, everyone benefits, from the individual to the chapter on up. When you stop to think that Juniors may be members of DAR for 50-80 years, getting them actively involved from the start of their membership can have a tremendous impact.
Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943), was well known as a poet, activist, politician, and Arizona's first territorial historian. As early as 1907, Ms. Hall saw the need to save Arizona's history and planned to develop a museum. She collected both Native American and pioneer material. In 1927, she began restoring the first Territorial Governor's residence and offices and moved her extensive collection of artifacts and documents opening it as a museum in 1928.