The members of the Bergen-Paulus Hook Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution would like to welcome you to their website and thank you for visiting.
The Bergen-Paulus Hook Chapter is the merger of two DAR chapters. The Bergen Chapter, named for the Village of Bergen, was organized March 9, 1906, and the organizing regent was Mrs. Philip K. Green. The Paulus Hook Chapter, named in honor of the trading post which was established at Paulus Hook in 1633, was organized April 20, 1899, and the organizing regent was Mrs. Joseph Dorsett Bedle. The Bergen Chapter and the Paulus Hook Chapter merged on October 24, 1951, and Mrs. Harvey B. Nelson was the regent.
Our members are actively involved in projects that support the DAR through historic preservation, patriotism, and education, as well as other DAR programs on the local, state, and national levels. These include collecting canceled stamps for veterans, labels and other items for Tamassee DAR School, and the DAR Christopher Columbus and American History essay contests for students, along with Junior ROTC and many other programs.
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has posted a series of videos on YouTube, celebrating our organization's historic preservation, educational, and patriotic work. These videos provide a brief introduction to the work of Today's DAR, and will introduce you to some of the dynamic women who are part of our extraordinary service organization. More than sixteen videos on the DAR are featured on YouTube, with plans to add more as they become available.
Information on Today's DAR is available on Facebook as well. In addition to information about the Society, you will find photos of DAR Memorial Continental Hall and our museum, including period museum rooms and current exhibits. Photographs of recent events are included as well as speakers for the most recent annual Continental Congress.
Would you like to know more about the Bergen-Paulus Hook Chapter?
If you have a patriot of the American Revolution in your ancestry, we would love to have you visit, and to join us. If you believe you are descended from a Revolutionary patriot, but are not sure, please know that visitors to our meetings are always welcome, and we will help you trace your ancestor. It is important to note that the term “patriot” includes not only those who served in the army, navy, or a militia, but also those men and women who provided funds, food, livestock, shelter, medical attention, or in any way furthered the cause of American independence.
Our chapter will be happy to provide assistance to you in proving your descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, and in establishing your eligibility for DAR membership. We can also provide you with genealogical advice if you are just beginning your family search. For assistance please contact our chapter registrar, Emily Carlin.
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