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Historic Preservation

The Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, supports an array of projects to help preserve our heritage, including:

  • Restoring and maintaining historical sites.

  • Locating, restoring, and marking Revolutionary War Patriot gravesites and headstones.

  • Organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations, and memorials.

  • Placing markers to memorialize people and events throughout American history.

  • Preserving genealogical records, artifacts, and historical documents and making these items available to the public at DAR Headquarters.


America 250 Patriot Marker Dedication

On November 3, 2023, the Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, dedicated an America 250 Patriots Marker in Bicentennial Park.  America 250 Commendation Medals were presented to three honorees from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Mayor Pons presented a Mayoral Proclamation from the city.

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Presidential Portrait Restoration

The Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, restored the portrait of President William Henry Harrison. It was returned to his birthplace, Berkeley Plantation, and hangs over the parlor fireplace.  A celebration was held on August 12, 2021, with the Virginia State Regent and National and State Historic Preservation Chairs in attendance.

Commemorative Wreath Laying

On April 28, 2024, members of the Williamsburg Chapter DAR and Williamsburg Chapter SAR commemorated the 266th birthday of President James Monroe at his final resting place in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

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July 4th at Berkeley Plantation

On July 4 each year, the chapter hosts a wreath-laying ceremony in the Harrison Family Cemetery at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. Berkeley Plantation was the home of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Members of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence are invited to attend this annual event.  

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