On March 26, 1925, 12 local women came together to form the Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, named for our beloved historic town. Our charter dated April 18, 1927, lists Mrs. Littleberry Foster as the organizing regent, and contains the names of the 26 charter members. After 52 years of wear and tear this charter was beautifully framed and is housed for safekeeping in the Swem Library Special Collections at the College of William and Mary. Today our chapter is one of the largest in Virginia.
We invite and welcome you to attend any of the NSDAR Williamsburg Chapter meetings or events, meet our Daughters, and explore what we do. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May. Monthly meetings include a social period, a business session, a program with a notable speaker, and a luncheon. We also participate in commemorative ceremonies throughout the year. On the 4th of July we lay a wreath on signer of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Harrison’s grave at Berkeley Plantation. We also hold community celebrations, bell ringing at the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, naturalization ceremonies at the House of Burgesses in Colonial Williamsburg and at historic Jamestown Settlement, parades, and genealogy workshops; some events are on weekends and holidays.
If you would like to learn more, please email our regent, Virginia Lee.