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National Society Daughters of the american Revolution
Chicago, illinois ~ Suzanne Barnard Smith, regent

our community - Beverly/Morgan Park

The Dewalt Mechlin Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month. Chapter membership reflects women from this area, the southwest side of Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs.

As a part of our community, we have participated in memorial services and supported our veterans of every war since World War I. We work with our local city and suburban high schools to promote education by sponsoring a yearly DAR Good Citizens Essay Contest and recognition of their Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) achievements.

We have preserved historical sites in the community by placing a plaque marking the famous Vincennes Trail and the Calumet Portage Trail, used by Indians and pioneers. We have supported the Ridge Historical Society and the Beverly Arts Center in their endeavors to enrich our community.

With the assistance of 19th Ward Alderman, the Mayor of Chicago has proclaimed the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week to recognize the many benefits of our Constitution and American citizenship.

We have fond memories of our past community involvement and our determination to continue our efforts in DAR spirit!



Dewalt Mechlin NSDAR

The Dewalt Mechlin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized by Minnie MacFarlane Prince (Mrs. Harry Franklyn C. Prince) and eleven charter members.  Their first meeting on December 6, 1915 was held at the Ridge Park Field House. Mrs. Prince, as founding member, chose to name the chapter after her Patriot ancestor, Dewalt Mechlin.

On October 17, 2015, the members of the Dewalt Mechlin NSDAR celebrated their Centennial Jubilee. To see photos of this event, click here.