Welcome to the Westport Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Kansas City, Missouri
Who We Are
The Westport Chapter was the third chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to be established in Kansas City, Missouri. It was organized on February 2, 1937, and named to commemorate the town of Westport, platted one hundred years earlier by John C. McCoy.
The incentive for the chapter's founding was then President General Becker's administration's emphasis on expanding the membership of younger women. Mrs. Hale Houts, herself a charter member of the first chapter to be organized nationally for this age group and an expert in genealogy, was the sponsor, and Mrs. Edward Brous, the organizing regent. Charter members numbered twenty-five.
Today our membership is around 100, with all age groups represented. We meet the third Monday of each month in the homes of our members or at Bishop Spencer Place (in the Westport area) with interesting and timely historical, educational, and patriotic programs following our luncheon and before a short business meeting.
If you are interested in learning more about the Westport Chapter, or visiting a chapter meeting, please contact Membership Chairman Bev Rein for more information.
Our meeting schedule for 2015-2016 is as follows:
September 21: “Women in the Early History of Kansas City”
October 19: “How Reach Out & Read Helps Prepare Kansas City’s Youngest Minds for Success”
November 16: “Honoring Our Heroes”
December 5: Holiday Coffee
January 18: “Something Old, Something New - Inventing American Wedding Customs & Traditions”
February 15: Tour of World War I Museum and Memorial
March 21: “A Chat With One of the 11 Certified Master Penmen in the World”
April 21: “History of the Country Club Carline Right of Way and Its Sale to the Area Transit Authority”
May 16: “How Does Kansas City Score on Improving Our Environmental Health?”
June 20: “Women in Military Service”