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Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Maple Bluff, WI  


Annual American History Essay Contest
Presented by Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter NSDAR

This annual essay contest is open to children in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Competition is open to children in public and private schools and to home-schooled children. Winners are selected from each grade at the chapter, state, division, and national levels. At the national level, each winner is presented with a certificate and a monetary award.

2009-2010 Topic: "The Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad." Contact Helen Wall at for more information. 

                                                   DAR Good Citizens Contest

The purpose of the DAR Good Citizens Committee is to recognize and reward senior high school students who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. This program is open to senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their State Boards of Education. United States citizenship is not required.

  • Schools sponsored by Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter are De Forest Area High School, Marion High School, New London High School, Verona Area High School, and Weyauwega-Fremont High School.




Received by Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter NSDAR

WSDAR Level 1 Chapter Achievement Award, 2005-2006
  • WSDAR Certificate of Recognition: for Volunteer Genealogist Indexing Projects

  • WSDAR Certificate of Recognition: for Library Books Donated

  • WSDAR Certificate of Recognition: Quarters for Surgeons' Quarters

  • WSDAR Certificate of Recognition: American Spirit Magazine

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.

Become a Member

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.

Ways to learn more about DAR membership:

1) Visit the DAR web site ( to read about steps to membership and to fill out a prospective membership form,

2) Talk to local DAR chapter members in your area,

3)E-mail inquiries to