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Daughters of the American Revolution 

Welcome to the Mt. Hood Chapter website!

Mount Hood Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is located in Portland, Oregon. The Mount Hood Chapter was founded on February 25, 1942, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The founding members included: Mary Mason, Helen Diebold, Maud E. Draper, Winifred Paris, Frances Conklin, and Evelyn Uhr. Mary Mason was the first chapter regent.

To help preserve the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, and to foster patriotic citizenship, love of our country, and respect for our flag and Constitution.

We welcome members who wish to participate in any degree with which they are comfortable!  Membership is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, death, and generational link.  Members are available to assist at every step of the application process. For more information please click here

The Mount Hood Chapter presents ROTC Medals every year at the University of Portland to both US Army and US Air Force cadets.

When Claire Morelli was Chapter Regent, she appointed Virgina Hoffman as chairman of our Nursing Scholarship program. Virginia Hoffman selected the University of Portland Department of Nursing as the recipient. Mount Hood Chapter has provided scholarships to juniors in the nursing program since 1984. The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Maud Draper, a founding member of our chapter.

We support all DAR schools, OSSDAR museums and special projects, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the NSDAR President General's project.

Our meetings are on the second Saturday of each month, September to May. If you are interested in attending a meeting as a guest, please contact us.


Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.

Public Domain Photo: Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. “Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake, Oregon, USA.” Photograph. Date Unknown. Commons.wikimedia.org,  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mount_Hood_reflected_in_Mirror_Lake,_Oregon.jpg (accessed March 20, 2014).

Last Updated: January 1, 2017
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