DAR Objectives: To preserve history, support education, and promote patriotism.

National Theme (2013-2016):
"Honoring OUr Heritage Focusing on the Future
Celebrating America! "

State Theme:
"Missouri Daughters STAR in historic preservation, education, and patriotism."

State Motto:
"Reach for the Stars"


DAR Recognized Site

Hannibal, Missouri

Mrs. Nicholas Hilt was named Organizing Regent at a meeting held in her home.  The chapter was named Hannibal Heritage Chapter.  There were 17 charter members:  Elizabeth Ruth Boor, Ada Head Bowles, Catherine Ellis, Mary Margaret Ellis, Susan Virginia Ellis Gibbs, Glovie Mabel Partee Gray, Gertrude Blanton Hawkins, Margaret V. Sanderson Hilt, Kate Ray Kuhn, Ann Wheelan Maupin, Lorean Summers Mitchell, Mary Addams Myers, Jean Ellis Powers, Allegra Firestone Scyoc, Janice Piper Shipley, Louise Wheelan, and Carol Ann Bush Wright. 

The chapter was appropriately named Hannibal Heritage, since DAR is a heritage society, and we live in a town rich in history.

Welcome to Hannibal Heritage

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The chapter has planted trees, initiated a program to expand genealogical reference books in the Public Library, donated an American Flag to Levering Hospital and the high school library, and cooperated with the Boy Scouts by supplying a flag for a local historic cemetery.  Probably the most gratifying event was visiting and sending cards and gifts to local veteran-patients of World War I, II, and the Korean Conflict.  

Hannibal Heritage Chapter was recognized as a Commemorative Community for the Bicentennial Celebration of the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington.  At the request of our chapter the Annual 4th of July Parade in Hannibal was given a George Washington theme.  ?George? and ?Martha? were grand marshals and our MSSDAR State Regent, Mrs. Anne Keller, rode in the parade in a vintage automobile provided by our chapter.  The community was provided with a reenactment of the Memorial Service of George Washington?s Funeral and a George Washington Ball at Rockcliffe Mansion with period costumes, sponsored by our DAR chapter.  

On June 13, 2004 the MSSDAR and Hannibal Heritage Chapter DAR honored the life of George Shannon with a monument placed on the Marion County Courthouse lawn in Palmyra, Missouri, in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  George Shannon was the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and was buried near Palmyra.   

A DAR Good Citizen from an area school is sponsored every year, and we honor a Community Service recipient every other year.  Observing Constitution Week, supporting the Veterans in nursing homes, and supporting the Tamassee DAR School are some of our activities.  

We strive to be of service to our Nation, our State of Missouri, and our community by preserving history in this time of rapid continual change and honoring our service men and women who fought in the many battles and conflicts.  We are proud to be a part of the history of this country.

Each regular meeting includes ritual, devotions, patriotic exercises, President General’s message, and five minutes of National Defense.  The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  Dinner meetings are at 6:00 p.m.

Contact our Chapter for further information

2012-2014 Chapter Officers
Regent - Jean Kramer
Vice Regent - Pamela Smith
Recording Secretary - Alberta Shaw
Treasurer - Darnelle Morgan
Registrar - Sue DeLaporte
Chaplain - Stephanie Raimer
Corresponding Secretary - Alberta Shaw
Historian -Wilma Stephens
Librarian - Catherine Ellis
Parliamentarian - Dolly Athman

Schedule 2012 - 2013 Programs

September 10, 2012
Program:  Preservation of American Handcrafts – Dollhouse Miniatures
Hostess:  Wilma Stephens

September 12, 2012
Northeast District Meeting

October 6 2012
Program:  “Genealogy” by Kathleen Wilham                                                            Shelbina, MO
Hostess:  Jean Kramer

November 5, 2012
Program:  “American History” by Stephanie Raimer – Dedication of the Lewis & Clark Command College at Ft. Leavenworth KS. 
Hostess:  Stephanie Raimer

November 17 & 18, 2012
Roslyn Heights Tree Decorating

December 1 – 8, 2012
Roslyn Heights Christmas Open House

December 3, 2012
Program:  “Silent Auction” & results of Constitution test
Hostess:  Pam Smith

January 7, 2013
Program:  “Master Questionnaire & DAR Requirements” by Jean Kramer & Darby Morgan
Hostesses: Lilburn Shores & Alberta Shaw

American History Month
February 4, 2013
Program:  Conservation – Tree Health in the Urban Landscape by David Vance, MO Dept. of Conservation
Hostess:  Darby Morgan 

Women’s History
March 4, 2013
Program:  “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” presented by Lisa Marks, Museum Curator. Hannibal History Museum. Tea will be served – RSVP required
Hostess:  Diana Minor

April 1, 2013
Program: Tea with the “DAR Good Citizen” & “Children of the American Revolution” by Jean Kramer
Hostess:  Dolly Athman

April 28 - May 1, 2011
Missouri State Conference

May 6, 2013
Dinner Meeting (Dutch treat) & Regent’s Report by Jean Kramer
Hostess:  Cheryl Harbourn

June 14, 2013
Flag Day Luncheon                                        

June 26 -30, 2013
Continental Congress

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