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St. Croix-Chequamegon Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Hudson, WI

The St. Croix-Chequamegon Chapter was named for the low topographical features of the region in which it is located. Chequamegon is an Indian word which means a long, narrow strip of land running onto a body of water, the place of large breakers and soft beaver houses. In our region the strip of land runs into Chequamegon Bay on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Our first meeting on October 15, 1976, was opened by the State Regent, Mrs. Dudley W. Pierce, who presented Organizing Regent, Eva Oksa, with a gavel inscribed with the date and name of the chapter.

Due to the increasing shift in the membership, in 2002 the official location of the chapter was changed to Hudson.


DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890, incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress

Mission: To promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism

Motto: God, Home, Country

Membership: 168,000 members, 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., International chapters in Australia, Austria,The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. More than 836,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

Management: Policy for the Society is made by the National Board of Management composed of the President General, 11 Executive Officers, 21 Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management meets six times a year at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Continental Congress: The DAR annual national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress that governed the American colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts over 3,000 members to Washington, D.C., each summer.

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Eligibility for Membership: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible.

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