Daughters of the American Revolution
Piankeshaw Chapter - NSDAR DAR NAtional Site
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(Left) Welcome to the house in winter. (Right) Chapter members in the Corydon, IN Capitol Tea Room.
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 VanBuren Administration “Rise and Shine for America!”  

Each administration, the President General undertakes a project that addresses the relevant and pressing needs of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The President General’s Project for the VanBuren Administration: 

Constitution Hall: The Next Act - Rise and Shine for our National Historic Landmark

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.

(Chapter HODAR)
This site last updated 8/16/2021

September 17
Constitution Week

October 7
Harvest Homecoming
The Scribner House will be open for tours

October 11
Founders’ Day NSDAR, Founded in 1890
DAR members celebrate the National DAR Day of Service each year on the anniversary of the organization's founding – October 11. DAR was founded on the ideals of service and members have been dedicated to giving back to their communities through volunteer initiatives ever since.

October 14
October Chapter
Program: New Albany Odd Walk Speaker: Tim Romig

October 23
Fall Forum