the past five years, this small but dedicated chapter has accomplished the
goals of the NSDAR - preserving
history, promoting education, and
history activities have included: learning the organization of riflemen
after the Civil War; programs on conservation and the history of the
Sugarite Canyon; a program on Abraham
Lincoln; visiting and supporting local museums; visiting the vast T O
Ranch Hunting Lodge (Livestock Farm) to learn its homestead origin and
enjoy Dutch Oven cuisine; as well as donating books to the
DAR Library on the Folsom Community and Colfax County Descendants.
education activities have included: sponsoring the Liberty Day Kids who
study the United States Constitution; writing letters to the local
editor on the Constitution and education;
promoting the American History Essay Contest in local schools (with a
New Mexico State winner in 2008 and 2010); collecting soup labels and
donations to support DAR schools; as well as writing an
essay for Women's Issues.
patriotism activities have included: meeting the veterans at the local
VFW; learning about the nursing program during WW II; providing
essential items to Veterans Hospitals;
remembering chapter members' own veterans and featuring DAR women
serving America; as well
as inviting local veterans to lunch to hear their war
chapter holds genealogy seminars open to everyone in the community and
has welcomed new members along the way. Invitations are always open to
the chapter meetings especially when there are
visits from the New Mexico State Regent, a DAR Museum Docent, and many local
speakers who so willingly share their knowledge and experience on
history, education, and patriotism.
radio station KRTN and the local newspaper The
Raton Range help promote the
activities of this chapter with meeting announcements and special
features on chapter activities.
are held on the third Saturday of each month except the month the New
Mexico State Conference is held, and in June, July, and August. For
membership information in Tierra de Mesetas
Chapter, you are cordially invited to contact
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