Princeton Chapter NSDAR
The Princeton Chapter of the NSDAR is dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of our patriot ancestors. We seek not only to preserve the historic sites and documents of the past, but to encourage patriotism and foster a love for America in present and future generations.
Our mission is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence by ...
the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments
the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution the preservation of documents and relics, and the preservation of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots
the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries
the cherishing, maintaining, and extending of the institutions of American freedom aiding in the securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty
Please click on the various links to learn about our Chapter's history, the Battle of Princeton, the aftermath of the Battle, our Chapter's Patriots, and our work to aid the members of the military, veterans, and their families.
You don't need to be a member yet to come to one of our meetings! A great way for prospective members to find out more about the work of the Princeton Chapter NSDAR is to attend one of our meetings. Meetings are held monthly from October to May at various locations in the Princeton area. Each of our meetings has a different theme and include activities such as a tour of a historic site or a presentation from experts in Colonial history.
Some of our past tours have included visits to Richard Stockton's home Morven, Washington's headquarters at Rockingham, John Witherspoon's home Tusculum, Princeton Chapter founder Josephine Swann's gravesite, and tours of the Princeton Battlefield State Park. We have enjoyed lectures and demonstrations on topics such as Buttons as Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes; Music Martha Washington Listened To; Recreating Washington's Uniform; The New Jersey Room in the NSDAR Building; Washington at Valley Forge; George Washington and General Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau; Museum of the American Revolution; and a presentation by M.E. Lender, author of the book Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle.
Prospective members who would like to attend one of our meetings can contact our Regent at Regent@princetondar.org or our Registrar, Margaret Foglietta firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting schedule.
We are proud to support members of the United States military, veterans, and their families. One of the ongoing activities of our Chapter is supporting Operation Shoebox NJ (http://opshoeboxnj.org). Chapter members assist with collecting donated supplies and sending care packages to overseas U.S. troops. We have also participated in "Adopt a Soldier" projects, have sent phone cards to troops in stationed in the Middle East, and have delivered care packages to local disabled and elderly veterans.
In addition to remembering and honoring our current military troops and our living veterans, our Chapter remembers and values the sacrifices made our military through the history of our country. Each year, our Chapter takes part in the Princeton Memorial Day Parade. We believe it is vitally important to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
This page was last updated on May 27, 2017