Nathan Perry Chapter was organized by Mrs. Theodore Oehlke in 1918. Several of the chapter's early members were Real Granddaughters. This is an honorary designation given to a DAR member who is the granddaughter of a Revolutionary War patriot.
The chapter was named after Major Nathan Perry, a Revolutionary War soldier who came to Ohio with a surveying party to purchase land in the Lorain area. His son, Nathan Perry, became one of the first settlers of Lorain, Ohio, by establishing a trading post in 1807.
Our chapter has been part of the Lorain Memorial Association Service since 1931. Our mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in our communities through the programs and projects of the National and Ohio Societies. We are a charter member of the Lorain Veterans Council and are involved in several programs which support our veterans. We participate in naturalization ceremonies at the Federal Courthouse in Cleveland and participate in many programs recognizing students in our local schools. During the year, we offer a variety of programs and speakers who enrich our knowledge and perspectives.
Our chapter actively promotes and contributes to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us. Our meetings include a variety of interesting and informative programs, relating to education, historic preservation, and patriotism. Guests are welcome.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 180,000 members. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women officially organized the NSDAR for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, more than 900,000 women have joined, representing chapters in fifty states and many countries around the world.
When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 180,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their Revolutionary War ancestors, and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities.
Interested in membership in the DAR? Please feel free to contact the Nathan Perry Chapter.