To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women
who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public
opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship--these are the objects of our society, Daughters of
the American Revolution.
History of Schuyler Chapter NSDAR. Philip John Schuyler was a general in the
American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, and then became a New York state senator.
In that office he actively supported the adoption of the United States Constitution. He was then elected
to the first United States Senate. Our Missouri county was named in his honor, and when our Missouri
DAR chapter was organized in Lancaster on September 28, 1992, it seemed only fitting that it be named
after this illustrious American hero and our county.
Serving as organizing regent of Schuyler Chapter NSDAR was Ann Bunch (Mrs. Colonel W.). The charter
members numbered twelve, who had previously been members of the Ann Haynes Chapter, Kirksville,
Missouri. The chapter doubled its membership in the first year with twenty-four members by October 1993.
The first public activity of the chapter was a wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service at the Veterans
Memorial on the Schuyler County Courthouse lawn. Since that first activity, our DAR chapter has been
committed to promoting historical preservation, patriotism, and education while "Showing DAR in Lancaster.
Schuyler County, Missouri."
Schuyler Chapter NSDAR Today. Our DAR chapter continues to be
very active. At present we have thirty-nine members and two associate members. We hold a Veterans Day
service every year on the courthouse lawn and host a Veterans Day supper on the same evening. We present
the DAR Good Citizen award and have presented a Community Service award every year for the past several
years. We distribute bookmarks for Constitution Week to 4th and 6th graders in our community and present
a Good Citizen award to a high school senior. We also have an annual family picnic. Schuyler Chapter is
part of the MSSDAR Northeast District, and one of our members, Cathy Middleton, serves as a member of the MSSDAR Chapter Development & Revitalization Commission.
We Honor Our Patriots. Schuyler Chapter NSDAR proudly honors our Revolutionary War Patriots whose sacrifices
led to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. Please view our
"Honoring Our Patriots" PDF file where our Patriots are listed in alphabetical order. You must have
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to view this file which can be downloaded for free.
About DAR. Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The National Society DAR has a
summary of facts
and information about joining DAR.
Further information about DAR may be found at the National Society DAR and the
Missouri State Society DAR web sites.
Meetings. Our chapter monthly meetings are held the 4th Monday of each
month except May, December, January, and February at 7:30 p.m. with programs relating to patriotism, American history, and
conservation. Members enjoy the Flag Day Picnic held each June at the Missouri State Society headquarters,
Roslyn Heights, in Boonville, Missouri.
Contact us if you are interested in joining DAR
and would like to attend one of our meetings.
Vice Regent--Frances Norman
Recording Secretary--Virginia McNabb
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