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CTDAR Activities

Great things are happening within today’s DAR! With the approaching 250th anniversary of our nation, there is a renewed sense of shared purpose within our vibrant and forward-thinking organization. We hope that you will want to be a part of it! Activities are as varied as the chapters themselves. Below are chapters engaged in activities within their own communities. To learn more, please visit the Community Service/Education, Patriotism and Historic Preservation sections of this website.

Project Patriot
Helping Overseas Personnel
Patriotism

The Project Patriot Committee collects supplies to send to Connecticut service members deployed overseas.

Historic
Discovering A New Patriot and Marking His Gravestone
Historic Preservation

Members are gathered to mark the grave of a newfound patriot. It is important to mark this grave for historical documentation purposes. In the future, prospective members may use this patriot to join the DAR.

Patriotism
Flags Placed to Commemorate Veteran Service and Sacrifice
Patriotism

Members of the Penelope Terry Abbey Chapter NSDAR place U.S. flags on the town green to honor the Enfield, Connecticut, service members that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Membership
Excitement Awaits Daughters at Continental Congress
Membership

Members of the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter NSDAR in Fairfield, Connecticut, excitedly travel to Continental Congress, held at DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C., every June. The event draws thousands of Daughters from across the nation and overseas.

Education
Flag Day Presentation Educates and Inspires
Education

Members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter NSDAR dressed in period costume to give a Flag Day presentation at the Shelton Community Center.

Community
Marching to Support Local Fire Department
Community

West Hartford’s Independence Day Parade was an opportunity for members of the Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter NSDAR to show their support for local firefighters.

Patriotism
Valentines for Veterans Express Heartfelt Gratitude
Patriotism

Members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter NSDAR crafted valentines to show their affection and appreciation to veterans. The valentines are delivered to the VA Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, West Haven Campus.

Historic Preservation
Chapter Commemorates Constitution Week
Historic Preservation

The Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter NSDAR commemorates U.S. Constitution Week in September with bell ringing and the handing out of the DAR U.S. Constitution pocket guide.

Historic Preservation
Chapter Revitalizes Forgotten Cemetery
Historic Preservation

The Wadsworth Chapter NSDAR in Middletown, Connecticut, spent many hours clearing debris from the Old North Burying Ground. Gravestones of Revolutionary War soldiers were then raised and reassembled using preservation protocol.

Patriotism
Float Depicts Patriotism with a Mission
Patriotism

Supporting veterans at the Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital and participating in the Wreaths Across American program are two of the important chapter initiatives depicted on this float by the Penelope Terry Abbey Chapter NSDAR in Enfield, Connecticut.

Membership
Gilmore Girls Fanfest Comes to Kent
Membership

Hundreds of fans gather for this multi-day event held in Kent, Connecticut. Kent and the neighboring town of Washington are the inspiration for Stars Hollow, the show’s close-knit community with many quirky traits. Members presented the “real DAR” in contrast to how it is portrayed on the show.

Patriotism
Flags Placed Over Memorial Day Weekend at Veteran Graves
Patriotism

Hundreds of local citizens gather, including the local DAR chapter to remember and thank veterans of every era by placing a U.S. flag by their gravestone.

Membership
Fun and Friendship Abound at Spring Fling
Membership

Spring Fling is held at the beginning of May. Members gather from across Connecticut for this spirited luncheon that raises funds for the state newsletter including members of the Katherine Gaylord Chapter NSDAR in Bristol, Connecticut.

Historic Preservation
CTDAR Maintains the Wadsworth Stable for Future Generations
Historic Preservation

This stable was originally located in downtown Hartford and was moved to this site in 1954. On September 20 1780, Wadsworth hosted the first meeting between Washington and Rochambeau at his Hartford mansion. During this meeting, Washington’s horses were housed in this stable.

Patriotism
Memorial Parade Commemorates Those Who Fought and Sacrificed
Patriotism

Members of the Deborah Avery Putnam Chapter NSDAR in Plainfield, Connecticut, marched in their town’s Memorial Day Parade to celebrate our nation’s independence.

Patriotism
Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day and Throughout the Year
Patriotism

Freelove Baldwin Stow Chapter NSDAR members marched in the Milford Memorial Day Parade to demonstrate their strong community spirit and gratitude towards veterans.