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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Elizabeth Carey Chapter

Nevada, Missouri

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TODAY'S DAR

We are a group of talented women who uphold the DAR ideals of
patriotism, education, and historical preservation.


The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization in which each member is a lineal descendant of a Patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Information about DAR may be found at the National Society DAR web site which includes facts about DAR and membership criteria. Further information may also be found at the Missouri State Society DAR web site.

  • 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 our meetings.

  • 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 JROTC." 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 always welcome! 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.

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