•   Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter Board Members

  •   Regent Gail Young Attends a State Society Event

  •   Members Attend a Memorial Day Ceremony at Cold Water Cemetery

  •   Members Enjoy a Program: Annie Oakley by Barbara Kay

Daughters of the American Revolution

Objectives: Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism

Today’s DAR members are talented, active, industrious women who share a passion for promoting patriotism, supporting education, and contributing to historical preservation. We are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations: professional women, women serving in the military, homemakers, and mothers.

There are approximately 3,000 DAR chapters in the United States and abroad. The Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter was founded in December 1978 and is named after a renowned figure, Mary Hempstead, in St. Louis history. We actively promote and contribute to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Historic Preservation

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.
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The Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter offers local schools the opportunity to participate in award and scholarship programs supported by NSDAR. DAR supported schools are also part of our efforts.    Read more


Service Awards are presented on local, state, and national levels to individuals and groups. We support active duty military, as well as veterans. We celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, and Veterans Day.
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More DAR Information and Links:

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 information regarding: how Missouri Daughters have served Missouri communities since 1891; finding the right Missouri chapter to join; how we contribe to the DAR objectives; and view a list of our current state officers.

You can also learn about "Today's DAR" on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Search the DAR Genealogical Research System to see if your Revolutionary War patriot is in the DAR database.

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Make a difference in your community. Join us!

The Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter welcomes new members. Our chapter actively promotes and contributes to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We have scheduled our meetings to suit our busy lives, and currently we are meeting on the second Saturday morning of each month. For additional meeting information, or if you would like to attend one of our meetings, please email our chapter regent, Gail Young. Our meetings include a variety of interesting and informative programs, relating to education, historic preservation, and patriotism.

Please visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) web site for more information on membership eligibility. Our chapter registrar, Betsy Leighton, will be happy to help you organize your documentation so that you may join the Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter NSDAR.