Genesee Chapter, NSDAR
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GENESEE CHAPTER, NSDAR, HISTORY
The Genesee Chapter, NSDAR, proudly
serves the Flint and surrounding communities in Genesee
County, MI. Considered to be the oldest continually
inhabited part of Michigan, this area was home to several Ojibwa
tribes at the top of the 19thcentury. The word “Ojibwa”
comes from the Algonquian
word meaning “puckered” probably because of the tribe’s
puckered moccasin style. The
Ojibwa people call themselves “Anishinabe” in their
own language, which means “original
The Daughters of the American
Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890 which is
the anniversary of the day
Christopher Columbus sighted land in the Americas. On
June 3, 1897 our chapter was
organized with Harriet P. Thompson as regent and with
eighteen organizing members.
This year we are celebrating 119 years of rich heritage
We currently have 87 members
who enjoy sharing the benefits of DAR membership,
recognizing that we have a
responsibility to ensure that the freedoms won by our ancestors
are appreciated by Americans
of today and tomorrow. Our chapter has proudly volunteered
and promoted Patriotism,
Education & Historic Preservation in Central Michigan since 1897.
We extend a welcome to all
patriot women over the age of 18. Our monthly
meetings take place at
various locations in Genesee County from March to December.