Our Chapter Objectives
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR is a lineage society that furthers the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. These objectives are:
Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotic Endeavor.
Our chapter achieves these objectives in the Severna Park community through our programs and activities. We are a group of women who are bound together by the bravery of our patriots and their wives and families during the American Revolution.
History of Our Chapter
The organizing meeting of the Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR was held on January 30, 1965, at the Wagon Wheels Restaurant in Severna Park, Maryland. Although the weather that day was poor, 14 of the 18 members were present. Several meetings were previously held for the purpose of establishing the Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR.
The twenty-nine charter members of the Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR received charter acceptance on August 11, 1967.
The Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR is named after Fort Severn (1808 - 1909) which was located in Annapolis, Maryland, currently where the fifth wing of the Bancroft Hall at the Naval Academy now stands. A bronze marker may be seen today on the fifth wing of the Bancroft Hall which the Fort Severn Chapter of DAR placed in remembrance.
The Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR formed a Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Society in 1967, with only 15 members. This chapter is still active today and is known as the Captain John Ward Veazey Society of the C.A.R.
Today, there are fifty-six members and two associate members of the Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR. The majority of our members live around the Severna Park and Pasadena, Maryland area.
Please contact us for information on how to join.