Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The National Society DAR has a
summary of facts
and information about joining DAR.
Further information about DAR may be found at the National Society DAR web site and the
Missouri State Society DAR web site.
About Clarence Chapter NSDAR
The Edward Savage painting, "The Washington Family," displayed in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
in the header section of our web site, is indicative of Clarence Chapter's commitment to American history.
Our DAR chapter was organized in 1922. Seventeen ladies gathered at the Culver Hotel and their goal was to help preserve the history
of our country, state, county, town, and families.
To this day, we are active in our community promoting the National Society DAR ideals of patriotism, education, and historical
preservation We lay a wreath at the Shelby County Courthouse each
year for Veterans Day. We have sent over ninety books to the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, and we continue to send
Christmas cards for the DAR Project Patriot.
Clarence Chapter is very interested in our youth. We encourage them to enter the American History Essay, Christopher Columbus, and Junior
Citizens contests. We have had several state and National winners.
Our History Lady visits our local schools dressed in costume. In the past she dressed as Martha Washington and visited the oldest member of
our chapter to thank her for what her 4th great-grandfather, Roelof Van Houten had done for General George Washington. While General Washington
and his troops were stationed at Hoganscamp, near Patterson, New Jersey, Martha Washington stayed with the Van Houten family. They cooked, sewed, and nursed the troops,
which helped raise their spirits. Our History Lady also visited a local school where two of Van Houten's 6th great-grandsons attend.
Clarence Chapter Daughters wrote a column for our weekly paper, The Clarence Courier, for Clarence's celebration of its Sesquicentennial in 2007.
The column was entitled "Did You Know. . ." and in it we wrote facts about our town that drew interest and
conversation about our town 150 years ago.
Learn more about the DAR on YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr.
Our meetings are held
on the third Friday of September through June
at different members' homes. Please
contact us if you are interested in joining DAR
and would like to attend one of our meetings.You can visit the DAR
Genealogical Research System which will let you know if your
ancestor is a recognized Revolutionary War patriot. We will be happy to assist you in proving your
lineage to your Revolutionary War patriot.
- Regent--Julia Barry
- Vice Regent--Mary Tarrants
- Chaplain--Anna Van Houten
- Recording Secretary--Charlotte Pflum
- Treasurer--Gail Baker
- Registrar--Lois Turner
- Historian--Mary Tarrants
- Librarian--Denise Quinley
Our History Lady