MARY WASHINGTON COLONIAL CHAPTER NSDAR

New York, New York

 
 
 
 

The chapter was organized in the Parish House of St. Stephen’s Church, West 69th Street in New York City (NYC).  The Rector, Reverend Charles Russell Treat, spouse of organizer Julia Treat, served as the chapter’s first chaplain.  In 1901, the chapter honored Reverend Treat by presenting a tablet to the church.

During our chapter's 124-year history, our members have placed several historical tablets throughout Manhattan to mark important locations, events, and people related to the Revolutionary War.

Our current project sees our chapter collaborating with a NYC public middle school to create narrative panels signifying the location of our nation's first presidential mansion, which has long since become a part of the Brooklyn Bridge, along with our 1899 plaque marking its location.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting NYC adventure.

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WHO WE ARE

Welcome! 

Ready to learn more, including how to join the DAR?
 

 


Let's get started!

 

 


What's your first step?

 

Click on the buttons above for all of the information and the tools you'll need to begin growing your own DAR story.

Next: Click on this welcome letter and genealogy worksheet (pdf) to find out how to join the Mary Washington Colonial Chapter NSDAR.

Then: Use the form below to reach out to our friendly and helpful Membership team who will help guide you along your DAR journey.

 

Or use this email: dar.mwcc.registrar@gmail.com
 

 


NSDAR Motto: "God, Home and Country"

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 more than 180,000 members.

The Mary Washington Colonial Chapter NSDAR was organized on November 28, 1896, and our founders chose to honor a woman and a concept with our chapter's name.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ball Washington was the second wife of Augustine Washington, and George was her first child. She was deemed by the chapter founders to be the most sacred and noble character among women in the annals of American colonial and revolutionary history. Certainly, history has shown that she had a profound influence on the life of the first president of the United States.

Colonial was added to the name to acknowledge the debt that the American Revolution owed to the colonial years, when the foundation of the republic was laid and the principles of self-government fostered.

Our chapter meets in Manhattan with more than 125 members actively devoted to historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavors.

We provide support to veterans and active duty military personnel, award JROTC and DAR Good Citizens Medals to NYC-area students, and support patriotic events such as the New York City Flag Day and the Veterans Day parades.


 

MARKING OUR HISTORY

June 2020 online meeting!

June 2020 online meeting!

Many hands make light work indeed!

Many hands make light work indeed!

FDNY Award for Service on  9/11

FDNY Award for Service on 9/11

PR Award for use of Social Media!

PR Award for use of Social Media!

Blessing of the Colors

Blessing of the Colors

Memorial Day presentation

Memorial Day presentation

1st Meet'n'Greet of the roaring 20s!

1st Meet'n'Greet of the roaring 20s!

MWCC member and pilot with Regent

MWCC member and pilot with Regent

Chapter Outstanding Junior!

Chapter Outstanding Junior!

Summer Meet & Greet success smiles!

Summer Meet & Greet success smiles!

packing bags with love and care

packing bags with love and care

Purple Heart hero CW O'Brien

Purple Heart hero CW O'Brien

Honoring Service in Vietnam

Honoring Service in Vietnam

Registrar's awards!

Registrar's awards!

Hands-only CPR Training

Hands-only CPR Training

A #DARling Juniors meet up!

A #DARling Juniors meet up!

Supporting Purple Hearts Reunited!

Supporting Purple Hearts Reunited!

2nd VR at Veterans Day Parade

2nd VR at Veterans Day Parade

Juniors purchase for KDS School!

Juniors purchase for KDS School!

Events committee and Greys CMDR

Events committee and Greys CMDR

Honoring Service in Iraq

Honoring Service in Iraq

US Army Company CMDR visit

US Army Company CMDR visit

Adaptive Custom Home for Veteran

Adaptive Custom Home for Veteran

Private NMAI tour, US Custom House

Private NMAI tour, US Custom House

Pledge author for Constitution Week

Pledge author for Constitution Week

District Day at Snug Harbor

District Day at Snug Harbor

Registrar leads genealogy workshop

Registrar leads genealogy workshop

3 DAR chapters from 2 states!

3 DAR chapters from 2 states!

With WWII Battle of the Bulge Hero

With WWII Battle of the Bulge Hero

Chapter at Mother's Day Luncheon

Chapter at Mother's Day Luncheon

MWCC at Provost Prison Marker
Rev. Charles R. Treat, 1901
1st Presidential Mansion, 4-30-1899
Provost Prison, City Hall, 4-15-1901
Margaret Corbin, 4-30-1902
COL Robert Magaw, 11-16-1909

PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE, ENGAGE AND ILLUMINATE

GROW YOUR OWN DAR STORY

Through recent chapter programs MWCC members have: 

  • heard the compelling story of his "Alive Day" from US Army hero and Purple Heart recipient CW O'Brien

  • learned about the ASPCA's crucial and life-saving animal rescue services

  • been inspired by the trailblazing role of female pilots with a talk from MWCC member and pilot Karen

  • received hands-only CPR training

  • helped pack 1200 meals for food insecure New Yorkers

  • sponsored the Second Place winner of the NY State DAR Flag of the United States of America Essay Contest

  • presented a DAR award for exemplary and courageous service to FDNY Engine 54 / Ladder 4 / Battalion 9 in remembrance and recognition of their station's work and loss on 9/11  

  • volunteered in a Purple Heart 'return' ceremony with Purple Hearts Reunited, returning 8 Purple Hearts once lost

  • met with decorated veterans of World War II, Vietnam, the Iraq Wars and Operation Enduring Freedom

  • hosted noted author of "The Pledge" Peter Meyer during Constitution Week 

  • donated to build custom adaptive homes for catastrophically wounded veterans through A Soldier's Journey Home

  • received a private tour of the National Museum of the American Indian led by its architect, a MWCC member 

  • literally dug in to improve the grounds at historic Snug Harbor in Staten Island with State Regent Nancy W. Zwetsch 

  • held a Junior Committee Bake Sale which paid for a playground set for the Kate Duncan Smith DAR school

  • celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage with the NY State Lt. Governor

  • donated 20 lbs of costume jewelry for sale to benefit the Tamassee DAR School

  •  volunteered for The Jericho Project to improve the home of New Yorkers struggling with homelessness and poverty

  • sent 100% of the profits of our Second Annual Mother's Day Luncheon to the Blessings Bags program at KDS

  • hosted Registrar-led genealogy workshops for prospectives and members alike 

  • Made chapter history by moving our meetings online!

Upcoming events include the New York State Conference and our first meeting of the fall.

We are #TodaysDAR

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REACH OUT

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR CHAPTER ARCHIVES 

Meet MWCC's 32nd Regent!

Meet MWCC's 32nd Regent!

FAB Luncheon Keynote Speaker!

FAB Luncheon Keynote Speaker!

Cards for Wounded Veterans

Cards for Wounded Veterans

Packing bags for needy NYers

Packing bags for needy NYers

Original 1896 Charter

Original 1896 Charter

1st VR with NY State Regent

1st VR with NY State Regent

Hodars at Congress!

Hodars at Congress!

2nd VR at Vietnam Veterans' Day

2nd VR at Vietnam Veterans' Day

Member and regent smiles!

Member and regent smiles!

Parliamentarian's quilt project

Parliamentarian's quilt project

Treasurer with newest member!

Treasurer with newest member!

Correspond Sec'y, District Director!

Correspond Sec'y, District Director!

3 new members inducted!

3 new members inducted!

2019 Congress, dear State Regent

2019 Congress, dear State Regent

With State Regent at Snug Harbor

With State Regent at Snug Harbor

Madam Regent, 1949-1955

Madam Regent, 1949-1955

New member induction!

New member induction!

Madam Regent, 1992-1998

Madam Regent, 1992-1998

NYC honors our Parliamentarian, 2018

NYC honors our Parliamentarian, 2018

Regent cover girl! on I Love Lucy

Regent cover girl! on I Love Lucy

Media Award to The Muppets! 1977-78

Media Award to The Muppets! 1977-78

We do love our hats!

We do love our hats!

2 new members inducted!

2 new members inducted!

32nd and 31st MWCC Regents!

32nd and 31st MWCC Regents!

2 Regents + Juniors at NYC pop-up

2 Regents + Juniors at NYC pop-up

Signing her application!

Signing her application!

ca 1770 donation to Cooper Hewitt

ca 1770 donation to Cooper Hewitt

NY State Regent-elect keynote

NY State Regent-elect keynote

New member signing her DAR app!

New member signing her DAR app!

Madam Regent, 1982-1984

Madam Regent, 1982-1984

NY State Conference 2017

NY State Conference 2017

75th Anniversary luncheon, 1971

75th Anniversary luncheon, 1971

Award to FDNY for Service on 9/11

Award to FDNY for Service on 9/11

Events Committee in pretty chapeaux!

Events Committee in pretty chapeaux!

Charm to Celebrate 120th Anniversary

Charm to Celebrate 120th Anniversary

MWCC selfie at NMAI!

MWCC selfie at NMAI!

Chapter 50th Anniversary,1946

Chapter 50th Anniversary,1946

2009 Chapter Meeting

2009 Chapter Meeting

NY Lunch, 1947 Continental Congress

NY Lunch, 1947 Continental Congress

1980's Meeting & Fun

1980's Meeting & Fun

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

A few photos from nearly 124 years of Mary Washington Colonial Chapter NSDAR history. Ready to add yours?

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"Come for the Service, Stay for the Friendships"

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Madam Regent, 1982-1984