Welcome to our website. The Swe-kat-si Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in 1896 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York. Currently, our chapter has 27 members and frequently meets with Bytown Chapter of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Built in 1960, the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge pictured above, transverses the mighty St. Lawrence River and connects the USA to Canada. The local Native American Iroquois referred to the nearby Oswegatchie River as Swe-kat-si, which is a corruption of a Huron word meaning "black river." Our founding members decided to adopt this word as a name for our chapter. The photo of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, entitled "Fourth Coast Canadian Sunset," was photographed by artist Kyle D. Hartman.
Please visit the picture page to learn more chapter and local history.
About DAR The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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.
Contact Us For further information or to contact our chapter, please send to Lois Wells, chapter regent, or Claire Mathews, chapter registrar.
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Site maintained by webmaster Jan Johnpier. Last updated 25 July 2014.