Welcome to the Cornelia Greene Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Louis, Missouri.
We are "Today's DAR!" We are a diverse group of women who come from all walks of life, age 18+, with a variety of backgrounds, bound together by a common bond of ancestry to a patriot of the American Revolution. We hold closely those American traditions and values of courage, valor, commitment, service, good citizenship, community involvement, and support the National Daughters of the American Revolution's primary goals of education, patriotism, and historic preservation.
Cornelia Greene Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized June 17, 1909, on the 134th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill (fought in 1775) with Organizing Regent Mrs. Frances Otey Heald Ottof.
There were twenty-eight Charter Members.
Cornelia Greene was the twenty-eighth chapter formed in the state of Missouri.
A gavel was presented to the Chapter made from hickory that grew on a farm owned by General Nathanael Greene. We still use that gavel at our monthly meetings.
We hold regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month from September through June, except for January, just as the chapter did in 1909.
Today we have over 75 members.
We continue to stress God * Home * Country through patriotic, historical, and educational endeavors.
Cornelia was the next to the youngest daughter of General Nathanael Greene. She was born at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, while her father was absent on military duty.
She had always been a great favorite of General and Mrs. Washington and spent much time with them. When she emerged into womanhood, she was launched on the tide of social life in Philadelphia at the Presidential mansion, as the protégé of General and Mrs. Washington. There she met and became personally acquainted with the men who made our early history.
In those days silks, satins, and brocades were worn only by matrons; young girls wore delicate muslin, mostly white. Cornelia wearied of the monotony of this attire. General Washington was to give a grand ball for his cabinet and diplomatic corps. She determined to vary her dress for this occasion.
The chapter provides financial support of state and nationally owned properties.
Locally, we sponsor educational contests and scholarship opportunities to students in grades 5-12, in the areas of good citizenship, American History, and JROTC.
The State Society sponsors a music scholarship and a new Veteran's scholarship. National scholarships are also available for eligible senior high school students.
No DAR affiliation is necessary unless specified.
The chapter supports veterans through donations and financial contributions to our Veterans' Home, and VA Hospital, Project Patriot, and volunteerism.