On March 26, 1925, twelve local women came together to form the Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), named for our beloved historic town. Two years later, on April 18, 1927, the chapter was officially chartered. Agnes Virginia Dixon Foster was the organizing regent.

The original charter has been beautifully framed and is housed for safekeeping in the Swem Library Special Collections at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

Over the years, more than 800 women have called themselves Williamsburg Daughters, including such notables as Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Ethel Howard Goodwin, the wives of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, whose collective vision and perseverance helped create and establish the national treasure known today as Colonial Williamsburg.  

Today our chapter is one of the largest in Virginia. Williamsburg Daughters support local schools, active military, and veterans, participate in citizenship and community service activities, and take part in the celebration and commemoration of historic and patriotic people, places, and events. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, or if you would like to start the application process, visit our Membership page.

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Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, 2021–2023 Executive Board: (Front) First Vice Regent Robin Doucette; Regent Kim Defibaugh; Second Vice Regent Ann DeFee; (Back) Corresponding Secretary Robin Curtis; Recording Secretary Mary Musto; Treasurer Linda Eichhorn; Chaplain Brenda Bass; Registrar Donna Brock; Librarian Diane Lienard; and Historian Leslie Skinner.

Williamsburg symbolizes an important and impressive time in American history, an era of ideas formulated by liberty-loving men and women whose actions led to events in Williamsburg that helped to shape our country and had a tremendous impact on our nation’s history.