The Mohegan Chapter, NSDAR,
was formed on May 28, 1894, and received its charter on June 27,1894.
The chapter has 72 members
and meets monthly, schedule permitting, on the third Tuesday of each month,
September-June, at 12:00, in Ossining. If you would like to attend please
contact the Regent listed below.
For membership information,
please contact Susan Soussan, Chapter Regent.
"We are celebrating our
125th 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 72 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 community 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