Daughters of the American Revolution
Piankeshaw Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2015. Since our founding in 1890, DAR members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism, and educational ideals in communities across this nation and in overseas chapters. To help highlight the DAR service organization mission, members are encouraged to perform and record their volunteer service efforts. It is time that we honor our heritage as we “Celebrate America!” though our combined community service efforts.  DAR members will work toward the goal of 12 million hours over the 3 years of the Young Administration.
 
 
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts over 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. 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 for membership.

Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.
 
CHAPTER HISTORY

Piankeshaw Chapter NSDAR was organized on October 15, 1898, under the temporary name of New Albany Chapter. The organizing regent was Mary E. Cardwill and the other charter members were: Anna Fitch Bragdon, Clara Kimball Bragdon, Anna E. Cardwill, Emma C. Dewhurst, Anna E. Kintner Evans, Helen Marr Bull Fawcett, Clara Funk, Alice L. Greene, Anna Hedden Greene, Martha T. Heth Gwin, Frances M. Hedden, Theodosia E. Hedden, Susan Eleanor Hooper, Margaret Mitchell Johnson (Siebolt), Frances Rice Maginess, Mary Annabelle Smith (Hartley), Estelle Kinder Sowle, Carrie B. Webster. Later a committee chose the name of Piankeshaw Chapter after an Algonquin Indian tribe, who had previously lived in the New Albany area and who had given material aid through their "open door" treaty with George Rogers Clark. The meaning of Piankeshaw is "vermillion" - the most durable and brilliant of all colors. The chapter flower is the Columbine.
 
INDIANA STATE THEME
"Building DAR through Leadership and Commitment"
Proverbs 20:28
Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity.

The Young Administration

Honoring our Heritage ~ Focusing on the Future ~ Celebrating America! 

Each administration, the President General undertakes a project that addresses the relevant and pressing needs of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The President General’s Project for the Young Administration—Celebrate America!—is a comprehensive campaign which aims to:

  • Restore and improve the NSDAR complex of historic buildings
  • Promote membership
  • Advance the technological capabilities of NSDAR
  • Enhance the awareness of the DAR and our valuable assets
  • Fund community grants that further the organization’s mission to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism
OBJECTIVES OF THE NSDAR

(1) To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence by the acquisition and protection of historical spots, and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relationship to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.

(2) To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to the young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.

(3) To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country and to aid in securing for mankind all blessings of liberty.

This site last updated 02/10/2015

April 9
Program: Normandy by Amy Clere

May 14
Program: Estelle Kinder Sowle Memorial Service

May 25
Memorial Day

June 6
Program: Plan for the Coming Year

December 6
Christmas Open House & Victorian Tea
You are invited…   1814 Scribner House Christmas Open House & Victorian Tea Sunday, December 6, 2015    Tours of New Albany’s Oldest Home State & Main Streets - New Albany, Indiana 1 pm - 5 pm   Parlor Music – Homemade Goods – Gift Shop   Sponsored by: ...