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Daughters of the American Revolution

Do you know about Penelope Pagett Barker, Molly Pitcher, Captain Molly, Sybil Ludington, Deborah Sampson Gannett, Lydia Barrington Darragh and Hannah White Arnett?

On Monday the local Captain John Oldham Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet at Alta Sierra Country Club. The Edenton Tea Party Reunion, a one-act play presented by costumed members of the Captain John Oldham Chapter, will depict the spirit and patriotism of seven brave women who played an important part in our American history.

These heroic women will tell you of their patriotic deeds during the American Revolution. The program will also explore the history of DAR’s beautiful headquarters building in Washington DC, Memorial Continental Hall, in a fascinating and historical 10 minute film. Memorial Continental Hall: 100 Years of History tells the story of DAR’s courageous founders and their desire to find a home for the NSDAR. It takes you on a virtual tour of the building’s nooks and crannies, including several State period rooms. You will see which parts of the building were transformed over the years and which parts are remarkably untouched.



This would be a good program to attend for someone who is interested in joining DAR. DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to three primary objectives: historical preservation, education for our children and patriotism. For more information call 478-0110.


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