If you are interested in more information about our chapter or about DAR, how to become a member, researching your Patriot ancestor, or you find an interesting program and would like to attend a chapter meeting, please contact our Chapter Regent,
Sue Owen, for the location of the meeting.
On February 21st, 1896, a group of 17 women met under the guidance of Mary Phelps Montgomery in order to form the first Oregon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This chapter was named "Multnomah" to honor the great Indian Chief Multnomah, who lived on an island in the Columbia River, now known as Sauvie Island.
In 1914-1915, Mary Woodworth Patterson, the wife of the future Governor of Oregon, Isaac Lee Patterson, was the Regent of Multnomah Chapter. Each Regent still wears Mrs. Patterson’s original DAR insignia during her term. In 1929-1931, the Regent was Ruth Rose Richardson, a renowned Portland attorney. Through her efforts historical markers were placed throughout the state marking the graves of many founders and pioneers of Oregon. Under her leadership, Multnomah Chapter participated fully in the restoration of the three local DAR museums: Pioneer Mothers’ Memorial Cabin, Robert Newell House and Caples House. In 1970-1971, Multnomah Chapter purchased property on the river bank in Columbia City creating the Ruth Rose Richardson Memorial Park.
In 1985, a memorial drinking fountain, honoring Mary Phelps Montgomery, was dedicated by Multnomah Chapter in the foyer of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
In 1996, Multnomah Chapter NSDAR celebrated its 100th birthday with an afternoon tea marking the beginning of the OSSDAR state conference.
Each year Multnomah Chapter contributes a Ruth Rose Richardson Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.00 to a horticulture student at Oregon State University. The Leobold/Mann American History/Education Scholarship of $500.00 is awarded at Mount Hood Community College. Other awards given are for the American History Essay contest, Outstanding Teacher of American History, DAR Good Citizens and for outstanding work in American History. The chapter also gives recognition and awards at Chemawa Indian School for art, dance, and student travel expenses.
Certificate of Membership for Mary Phelps Montgomery, our Organizing Chapter Regent
Mrs. Mary Phelps Montgomery
Mrs. Anna Holbrook Withington
Mrs. Mary Hooper Holbrook
Mrs. Elizabeth Withington Ball
Mrs. Jane Lewis Chapin
Mrs. Mary Andrews Ladd
Mrs. Kate Stevens Bingham
Miss Eleanor E. Gile
Miss Gertrude E Heitshu
Miss Alice H. Heitshu
Mrs. Anna Atkinson Warren
Miss Bertha Stuart
Mrs. Jane C. Card
Miss Mayannah Woodward
Mrs. Katherine S. McCamant
Mrs. Elizabeth Van Winkle Anderson
Miss Elizabeth Van Winkle Anderson
If you find an interesting program and would like to attend a chapter meeting, please contact Chapter Regent
Sue Owen, or Chapter Vice Regent Nancy Cutler, for the location of the meeting. We meet at a central and well-known downtown location which is accessible for mobility impaired persons. The facility has a free-to-guests parking garage for those who drive and for those who do not drive it is within a half block of TriMet's MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) Light Rail stop at King's Hill. We generally meet at 11:00 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except June, July and August. We hope to see you!
September 26, 2012:
William J. Hawkins, III, Portland’s foremost preservation architect and a native of Portland where he has been a practicing architect for over thirty years, will address the 100th anniversary of Terwilliger Park which will be this July 2012. The construction of Terwilliger Boulevard was first mentioned in landscape architect John C. Olmsted's 1903 report to the Portland Park Board. John and his stepbrother, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., felt that boulevards and parkways were important additions to cities and added a feeling of civility to movement in an urban area. The two were from the firm of famed landscape architect, and father of Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead senior who was the master designer for many of our country’s beautiful City parks, namely, Central Park in New York City, Boston’s Emerald Necklace, Stanford University Campus among many other city parks and gardens throughout the country. Mr. Hawkins is the author of The Grand Era of Cast Iron Architecture and more recently, Classic Homes of Portland, Oregon (1850-1950).
October 24, 2012 (tour):
Mission Mill Museum Tour and Historic Deepwood Estate, Salem. The original Kay Woolen Mill opened in 1890 with a workforce of 50 who labored 60-hour weeks. In 1895, a fire destroyed much of the mill and outbuildings. We can view their current exhibit or perhaps you would like to visit historically important 1841 Jason Lee House, 1847 John D. Boon House, and the 1841 Methodist Parsonage. These early Oregon pioneers were the building blocks of things to come for our state. Guided by docents.
Historic Deepwood Estate. Here on this 4-acre estate an 1894 Queen Ann Victorian home is situated among beautifully manicured gardens and nature trails, set in the heart of Salem, very close to the historic mill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes since l973, it serves as a lovely place for us to be refreshed with “High Tea” and then a short tour of the gardens before heading back to Portland (cost for high tea/lunch $30.00).
November 28, 2012:
Tracy Prince, PhD., Author, and Scholar in Residence at Portland State University. Tracy lives in Goose Hollow and is the author of Portland's Goose Hollow. She has spent her career teaching and writing about race, gender and social equity issues. Her talk and slide show, Real Estate Development and the Re-Shaping Old Portland focuses on the early days of Portland and all the alterations to make it what you see today.
December 19, 2012 (third Wednesday):
Pearl Harbor Day. Our national remembrance day of December 7th, will take us back in time as Trinette Weber will talk about the book she wrote, From Shaniko to Pearl Harbor. Trinette will have and sign copies of her book for last minute holiday gifts. In celebrating our holiday luncheon this year please remember Portland families who are less fortunate than us by bringing several $dollar items (large size toothpaste is acceptable and toothbrushes) are much appreciated by these families that congregate and sleep at the First Methodist Church at SW 18th and Jefferson. This is in lieu of our cookie exchange as it is more important to give than to receive, especially at holiday time!
January 23, 2013:
State Vice Regent Cindy Parnell, an Accredited Genealogist, will present “We Are All Related: The Math of Genealogy.” The audience will participate as she explains in a Power Point program how we are all connected through this giant “web”. Cindy will discuss DNA research, history and archaeology to show our members how we are connected in the great web of life.
February 27, 2013:
Multnomah Chapter's 117th Birthday! Come clad in your best dress and if you wish - hat and gloves! Lori Mirati from the Crowning Glory Hat Shop will come with a multitude of various styles and shapes of hats for you to enjoy as she talks about the history of hats, their styles and particular looks. Be prepared to try and buy.
March 27, 2013:
Veterans’ Month. Please be collecting “on sale” items that would particularly benefit our veterans. Don’t wait to go on a trip to collect toiletries which we love for the bags we pack. You can be vigilant by watching for sale items, such as socks, warm gloves, scarves, razors, tablets, pens. Let’s make this another successful year. We need two members to volunteer to help with this project and to drive the items to the Veterans hospital.
April 24, 2013:
Chemawa Indian School from Salem is on our agenda. This only Native American High School west of the Mississippi is devoted to the education of students from reservations all over the west. The DAR helps to support their many needs. Students from each of the four grades will visit us with a teacher or the superintendent and American Indians National Advisor for Chemawa Indian School Chris Meinicke. We will hear personally from each student on where they come from, their tribe, and their aspirations as they continue to study and work towards graduation. Please plan to attend and show your interest.
May 22, 2013:
Our final meeting for the year will be at the Caples House complex in Columbia City. It is a beautiful drive there especially in the spring. Plan to visit and see the lovely DAR-owned home and museum. Dr. Caples was an early family practitioner. Lunch will be served by the local chapter DAR. Librarian General Joan MacInnes Hunter will share with us the progress being made to restore the Lay Lights above our National DAR Library in Memorial Continental Hall. The chapter donated $1,000.00 to help with the restoration.
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