Daughters of the American Revolution
Piankeshaw Chapter - NSDAR DAR NAtional Site
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(Left) Lovely view of the house behind the tree in the front yard. (Right) Member Mandy Dick as Grandma Betsy
Since our founding in 1890, Daughters of the American Revolution members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism, and educational ideals in communities across this nation and in overseas chapters. To help highlight the DAR service organization mission, members are encouraged to perform and record their volunteer service efforts. It is time that we honor our heritage as we “Celebrate America!” though our combined community service efforts. 
   
 
The DAR, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts over 185,000 members in over 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background - who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.

Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.
 
CHAPTER HISTORY - Piankeshaw Chapter NSDAR was organized on October 15, 1898, under the temporary name of New Albany Chapter. The organizing regent was Mary E. Cardwill and the other charter members were: Anna Fitch Bragdon, Clara Kimball Bragdon, Anna E. Cardwill, Emma C. Dewhurst, Anna E. Kintner Evans, Helen Marr Bull Fawcett, Clara Funk, Alice L. Greene, Anna Hedden Greene, Martha T. Heth Gwin, Frances M. Hedden, Theodosia E. Hedden, Susan Eleanor Hooper, Margaret Mitchell Johnson (Siebolt), Frances Rice Maginess, Mary Annabelle Smith (Hartley), Estelle Kinder Sowle, Carrie B. Webster. Later a committee chose the name of Piankeshaw Chapter after an Algonquin Indian tribe, who had previously lived in the New Albany area and who had given material aid through their "open door" treaty with George Rogers Clark. The meaning of Piankeshaw is "vermillion" - the most durable and brilliant of all colors. The chapter flower is the Columbine.
 
INDIANA STATE THEME: 
Indiana Daughters, "We have the HEART for DAR!"
Whatever you do, work at it with all your HEART as for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23

The Wright Administration

Celebrate Stars & Stripes Forever and Rejoice in Our DAR Ties of Service and Friendship!

The goals for the Wright Administration (2022-2025) are to

  • Celebrate our nation’s rich history and diversity of experience upon the threshold of America’s 250th anniversary.
  • Promote belonging throughout our membership by acknowledging with gratitude and friendship each member and her dedicated service to God, Home, and Country.
  • Propel membership growth by welcoming all descendants of American Patriots while retaining our treasured Daughters.
  • Encourage and support projects and service opportunities for every chapter to highlight historic preservation, education, and patriotism in unique, local, and impactful ways.
  • Maintain financial stability and maximize operational effectiveness.
  • Recognize with appreciation our dedicated National Society staff.   

‚ÄčThe three years of the Wright Administration promise to be ones of celebration, sparkling service, and fun.

Be a star for DAR!

OBJECTIVES OF THE NSDAR

(1) To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence by the acquisition and protection of historical spots, and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relationship to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.

(2) To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to the young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.

(3) To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country and to aid in securing for mankind all blessings of liberty.

(A Chapter HODAR)
This site last updated 12/9/2022

December 17
Wreaths Across America

January 1
No January

February 11
February
Program: What Clothes Reveal: The 18th Century Ladies Dress Speaker: Kimber Krajnak

March 9
March
Program: Victory Gardens Speaker:  Lesa Smith

April 13
April
Program:  Indiana Glass Boom Speaker: Rhonda Bolner