The Mohegan Chapter, NSDAR, was formed on May 28, 1894, and received its charter on June 27, 1894.
The chapter has 109 members and meets monthly, schedule permitting, on the third Tuesday of each month, September-June, at 12:00, at the Ossining Historical Museum (196 Croton Avenue, Ossining).
For membership information, please contact Susan Soussan, Chapter Registrar.
"We just celebrated our 115th year! On May 29, 1894, we organized our first meeting held for the purpose of organizing a chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to be known as "Mohegan-Indians Chapter" of Westchester County. On June 27, 1894, the chapter received its Charter: number 13 in the State of New York and number 81 in the National Society. The Mohegan-Indians was our founding name voted on by Mrs Anne Van Rensalaer Welles, our first Chapter Regent with twelve other charter members. Today we have 109 members and counting!
The name Ossining was derived from the Sint Sink Indians who inhabited the area in 1685. They were members of the Wappinger Confederacy.
In 1920, the DAR compiled a Manual for Citizenship to assist foreign-born citizens. More than nine million copies have been given to prospective citizens. Mohegan Chapter sends representatives to the Westchester County Court House in White Plains to distribute American flags with these manuals to new citizens, along with the numerous other patriotic projects we do at our chapter. We enjoy sponsoring our veterans, past and present. Our educational outreach through schools in our comunity has also been extremely productive.
The National Society was founded in 1890 by women from North and South to unite the women of the whole country in patriotic service; to perpetuate the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence; to promote institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge; and to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom. Early members insisted that patriotic rather than aristocratic ancestry would produce a Society founded upon historical, educational, and patriotic service."