Mexico-Missouri Chapter DAR
The Mexico-Missouri Chapter NSDAR was organized on April 7, 1906, and is proud to have celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. The chapter was named in honor of our town, Mexico, which has a rich heritage. Mexico was laid out as "New Mexico" in 1836. It was a major stop for settlers heading to the Republic of Texas; thus, it was given the name New Mexico. The word "New" was dropped after the Spanish-American War in 1837, when Texas became part of the United States. Mexico was incorporated as a town in 1855, and it was first chartered as a city in 1874.
Meetings and Membership Eligibility
The Mexico-Missouri Chapter welcomes new members. Eligibility for membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is based upon a proven bloodline to an ancestor who aided or served as a patriot in the American Revolution. Our chapter actively promotes and contributes to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Our meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of October, December, March, and May. Contact Jacqueline Hanke, our chapter regent, for further information. Please visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) web site for more information on membership eligibility. You can also search for your Revolutionary War patriot in the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS).
Visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution website at www.dar.org to learn about who we are and what we do. The Missouri State DAR website offers additional information regarding state level DAR objectives and activities.
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Our chapter supports two historic properties owned by the Missouri State Society DAR: Roslyn Heights in Boonville, Missouri, and Cold Water Cemetery in Florissant, Missouri. Both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
We support active duty military by sending care packages and items. We celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, and Veterans Day.
Our chapter offers local schools the chance to participate in award and scholarship programs offered by NSDAR. We support DAR schools. Informative chapter monthly programs, state, and national conferences educate members.