The William Penn Chapter was
organized October 14, 1954 on the anniversary of the birth of William
Penn. With the chapter's location north of the "City of Brotherly
Love," the decision to take the name of William Penn, the founder of
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, for the new chapter was unanimous.
During its early years, William Penn Chapter
enjoyed the intimacy of meeting in member's homes. When the growing chapter
needed more space, meetings were held at the Carmel Presbyterian Church and
since 1979, chapter meetings have been held in Abington.
In addition to our regularly scheduled
meetings, we enjoy one or two annual tours of various historical sites
in the Greater Philadelphia area and of course, lunch afterwards.
One of the ways William Penn Chapter honors those who served "securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty1"
is by assisting Marines in placing 2500 American flags on U. S.
Military Veterans' graves at George Washington Cemetery. It's our
privilege to show the young men and women serving our country that they
will not be forgotten as long as William Penn Chapter and Daughters of the American Revolution exist.
William Penn Chapter
also marches in Glenside's 4th of July parade. Members, prospective
members, and their children are all welcome to march. Please contact
the Regent for details if you would like to join us.
And in December, we decorate a tree with patriotic symbols for historic Hope Lodge's Gala of Trees in Fort Washinton.
William Penn Chapter meetings are held during the evening, a time convenient to our members who work inside or outside the home,
as well as those who are retired. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact our
so she can invite you to visit as our guest.
We look forward to meeting you!
Under the outstanding leadership of past and present officers,
William Penn Chapter has enjoyed more than fifty
successful years, and is looking forward to the celebration of other
milestones in service to our country through the National and PA State
Societies Daughters of the American Revolution.
Won't you join us?
1DAR Objectives: Historic Preservation, Patriotism, Education.
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