The Elizabeth Carey Chapter welcomes
new members who are interested in historic preservation,
education, and patriotism. We encourage prospective
members to visit our chapter which meets on the second
Tuesday of the month, September through June. Lunch precedes
our business meeting and an informative program. Please contact
us if you are interested in DAR membership and in attending
Programs throughout the year reflect the DAR ideals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation
and are enjoyed by
Daughters and guests. Some of our interesting programs have been: "Vernon County History and Genealogy,"
"Feisty First Ladies," "Voices from the Quilts," "Martha Washington," and "Nevada Air Force
We often have a field trip in the fall or spring and have enjoyed visiting Halley's Bluff,
the Nathan Boone Homestead, Historic Balltown Cemetery, and the Bushwhacker Museum.
Throughout our chapter's history, we
have been a dynamic group of women devoted to community service. Chapter activities have been many and varied,
including actively promoting the
youth activities of the
DAR. Several times our chapter has proudly sponsored state American History essay winners and DAR Good
Citizen winners from our area schools. Members also participate in state, district,
and local events including the Flag Day celebration at Roslyn Heights Missouri State DAR Headquarters in Boonville, the Roslyn Heights Christmas celebration,
the MSSDAR State Convention, and local Veterans Day
parade. Honorary State Regent Karen Bradley is a member of
the Elizabeth Carey Chapter.
The Elizabeth Carey Chapter NSDAR was organized on Flag Day 1913,
with Mrs. Myra Moorman Gilbert serving as the first regent. The chapter's
namesake, Elizabeth Carey, was the wife of Benjamin
Watkins, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1771 to 1774 and a delegate to the Convention of 1776. The patriot
Watkins, active in the Revolution, was also the first clerk of Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Staunchly supporting her husband, Elizabeth Carey
became involved as a true Daughter of the American Revolution.
If you are interested in joining the DAR,
we would be delighted to have you attend one of our meetings--please
contact us. Guests are
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
as part of the DAR application process.