Our Society

Welcome to the Mahwenawasigh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution website. Here, you will find all sorts of information about the NSDAR and its activities within our chapter and throughout our organization.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage society open to women from 18 years of age who have an American patriot in their ancestry. Volunteer genealogists are available to help you in your pursuit of membership, so feel free to contact us with any questions or to gather information.


Our Chapter

The Mahwenawasigh Chapter, NSDAR, was founded in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1894, by 13 dynamic women dedicated to the mission of the DAR: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For well over a century, our members have gathered to support each other in our mutual love for our nation and its history. Our projects range from conservation to service for veterans, and literacy to American handicraft- there’s something for every woman in today’s DAR.  Please contact us for information about our chapter meetings.

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Last updated 9/24/2020.