DAR has a million members, Old Hellebergh Chapter is 40 years old

GUILDERLAND — The Old Hellebergh Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year with a commemorative luncheon.

Several of the organizing members attended. On display were the chapter’s charter and gavel, as well as a proclamation from Guilderland Town Supervisor Peter Barber. Impressive artifacts belonging to chapter members dating back to the American Revolution were also on view.

On Oct. 5, DAR surpassed a total of one million members who have joined the society since its founding in 1890.

“We are excited to use this milestone as an opportunity to spotlight the one million women over the past 129 years who make up the heart of our organization and encourage new women to join us in our timeless mission,” said a release from the Old Hellebergh Chapter. “DAR is a thriving women’s service organization that is active in local communities promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.”

Old Hellebergh Chapter meets monthly in Guilderland. Contact for details.

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