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Parkinson's Ferry Society

Pittsburgh, PA
National Society Children of the American Revolution

“Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow...” Harriett Lothrop, founder of the N.S.C.A.R.
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May 2017

Susan Gillette Meer

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Susan Gillette Meer

May 2013

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Welcome to our Society Page:


Voted Best Society in the Nation
in 2016 out of 671 societies!!!!


Voted 2nd Best Society
in the Nation in 2015!!!!

Voted 3rd Best Society
in the Nation in 2014!!!!

The Parkinson's Ferry Society Children of the American Revolution is pleased to welcome you to our web site. We are part of the National Society Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.). We have field trips and meet in various locations around the Pittsburgh area. Our members range from newborn to age 21. We encourage new members and ideas all the time. We hold elections of local officers and encourage participation from members.

C.A.R., the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. Organized "for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country," C.A.R. has promoted this vision to hundreds of thousands of members. These boys and girls are the leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow, now in a second century of keeping patriotism alive. Our Parkinson's Ferry Society members make a difference in their communities and the world around them.

If you want to become more involved in our world of historical preservation, patriotism, and education, please feel free to contact us.

Susan Gillette Meer, Senior Society President

Joint Society Meeting
Our Christmas Tea, held annually, brings members of all ages together.

C.A.R. Workshop
Our members attend both the state and national conventions.

There are younger members who have tons of fun!

About the Parkinson's Ferry Society, C.A.R.: Our society was formed on April 18, 1982, with ten organizing members. The name Parkinson's Ferry was selected because the place, Parkinson's Ferry, had world-wide fame as the rallying point during the Whiskey Insurrection in 1794. Our sponsoring chapters from the Daughters of the American Revolution are the Monongahela Valley Chapter, the Jacob Ferree Chapter, and the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter.

We have members of all ages: from birth to age 21. We are an active chapter, holding local cookouts and meetings, attending state and national conferences, entering contests, and learning about history with a family-like feeling of togetherness.

Be sure to contact us if you have an interest in our society. We would love to meet you!

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State Theme: Uncover the Past with PA C.A.R.
State Project: The 2017-2018 State Project will be to raise funds to place educational signage at the excavation site at Meadowcroft Rockshelter.

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National Theme: Browsing History
National Project: This year, N.S.C.A.R. will be “Browsing History” by raising funds for the creation of James Monroe Online (JMO) in a partnership with James Monroe’s Highland and the University of William and Mary. JMO will be a free and open online portal to access images and searchable transcriptions of the archival collections devoted to our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

Click here to try a C.A.R. word puzzle by one of our younger members.

Click here to try a C.A.R. word search by one of our younger members.