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

History

The Dewalt Mechlin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized on December 6, 1915, by Mrs. Harry Franklyn C. Prince. The Dewalt Mechlin Chapter has consistently served the historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park community, along with other southwest side Chicago and suburban communities.

Our chapter supports the NSDAR goals of patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Over the past 100+ years, we have supported our veterans, recruited blood donors, donated money and gifts to the veterans hospitals, invested in war bonds, supported the Red Cross, served as election judges, worked to encourage voting, marched in the Beverly Memorial Day parade, installed markers at historic locations in the community, donated food and clothing to needy families, and many other activities to enrich the community.

We are a versatile group of women of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy each other’s company as we come together at monthly meetings with programs that enrich our personal knowledge and promote DAR activities.

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.