Pickaway Plains Chapter, Circleville, Ohio
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Pickaway Plains Chapter of the DAR was organized in 1926 by Mrs. Clark K. Hunsicker. The officers were installed by State Regent Mrs. Herbert Backus on November 15, 1926. There were 18 charter members present.
The chapter derives its name from the fertile plains which are found throughout the county. When Pickaway County's first settlers came through the area, they found no trees. The settlers found the plains covered with grass of such luxuriant growth that it grew taller than a horse's back. The black soil, the result of vegetable decomposition through the ages, is very rich.
The objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The motto is "God, Home, and Country."
The chapter is involved in its community in many ways:
Sponsoring students for state and national DAR scholarships.
Contributing to the DAR-supported schools.
Chapter members riding in the Pumpkin Show Parade and helping with various committees.
Collecting contributions of funds and various comfort items for the veterans.
Honoring the county winners of the American History Essay Contest and the DAR Good Citizens Contest.
Sponsoring annual genealogy workshops and assisting parties in locating information about their patriot ancestors.
Hosting an annual Flag Day Luncheon in June.
Some members index collections of records and/or books at the Pickaway Genealogical Library, as well as for the National Society's DAR Library in Washington, D.C.
We welcome prospective members. Please contact our chapter for meeting dates and times. Any woman is eligible for NSDAR membership if she is at least eighteen years old and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
Held at the Pickaway County Library, North Court St., Circleville, September thru May. No meeting in January. The June meeting is our Annual Flag Day Luncheon at the Presbyterian Church, Circleville.
Interested in membership in the DAR? Please feel free to contact us via email.
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