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Williamsburg Chapter

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Williamsburg, Virginia
Organized in 1925

Chapter Meetings are held at 11:00 AM on the first Tuesday of each month from September through May.

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Membership in NSDAR

Members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are dedicated to historic preservation, education, and patriotism.  The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in these areas.  It offers encouragement to become active in the community, to assist in historical preservation, to help preserve important documents and records of the past.  It offers an opportunity to work with the youth of this great country through the educational programs offered by the NSDAR.  It offers an opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, develop friendships, and to join with others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all, while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of countryFor more information, please see the NSDAR website, and for more information about membership in our chapter, please contact our chapter Registrar, Barbara Rooney.  




2013-2015 Chapter Officers

Regent, Jane Stewart

First Vice Regent, Virginia Lee

Second Vice Regent, Joni Stevens

Corresponding Secretary, Sydney Riddle

Recording Secretary, Nancy O'Reardon

Registrar, Barbara Rooney

Treasurer, Anna Greer

Chaplain, Karen Proctor

Librarian, Sandra Reese

Historian, Barbara Morris

Parliamentarian, Pamela Meiring

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Chapter History

On the 25th of March, 1925, twelve local women came together to form the Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, named of course for our beloved town.  Williamsburg had seen the genesis of the ideology that led to rebellion and the Declaration of Independence, as well as the victory at Yorktown. The daring spirit of their forefathers was still palpable, and the freedoms earned at so great a price were to be cherished and protected.

Our Charter is dated April 18, 1927 listing Mrs. Littleberry Foster as the organizing Regent and the names of 26 charter members. This document, beautifully framed, is housed for safe-keeping in Special Collections at Swem Library at the College of William and Mary.

The charter members were dedicated to serious service to our community, state and nation. They were strong, determined women who were driven to work for the objectives of our society and set about to accomplish their goals with unbending determination.


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Current Projects 

  • American History Month
  • Constitution Week
  • DAR Heritage
  • DAR Scholarship
  • DAR Schools
  • DAR Service for Veteran Patients
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Annual Flag Day Celebration
  • Teacher Mini-Grant 

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Contact Information

For information about our chapter, please contact our Registrar, Barbara Rooney.

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Recommended Sites

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS)

Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution

Virginia DAR Supported Shrines

National Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution

National Society of the Children of the American Revolution

Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution


The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People, by the People, for the People; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed;

A democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many Sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their Lives and Fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my county to Love it; to Support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to Respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.

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Last revised: May 18, 2011.