Welcome to our Chapter Website
The members of the Great John Mathis Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution welcome you to our website and thank you for visiting.
The Great John Mathis Chapter was organized on January 24, 1939, and now has over seventy years of proud service as a New Jersey chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Members of our chapter are actively involved in projects that support the DAR through historic preservation, patriotism, and education, including DAR programs on the local, state, and national level.
We welcome guests and prospective members who would like to attend our meetings. Please contact our chapter regent, Sue Fitzsimons, or our webmaster, Margo Murphy, who will be happy to provide complete information about the date, time and location of our meetings.
Would you like to know more about the DAR?
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 Great John Mathis 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 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 registrar, Cathleen Engelsen.
This web site was last updated on September 21, 2012
If you have questions about this site, please contact our webmaster, Margo Murphy.
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