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This video, hosted on YouTube, highlights the vibrant, active organization the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is today.


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Thank you for your interest in the Crossnore Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). Our chapter members are dedicated, community—minded women. We meet once a month from May to October in the afternoon. If you are seeking a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution chapter near Crossnore, North Carolina, we hope the information found here will prove helpful. Please contact us if you would like to visit one of our meetings or have any questions about DAR.

Any woman, age eighteen and over, who can prove she is a direct descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join. You can go to the National Society DAR membership webpage for more information.

Chapter history

The idea of a DAR chapter came from Betty Bailey, Regent of a DAR chapter in Illinois, when she accompanied her father to visit Mary Martin Sloop at the Crossnore School. Bailey became a teacher at Crossnore School after graduating from college. Bailey was a Page at Continental Congress 1924 and got Crossnore School Inc. to be a DAR—approved school. This led Mary Martin Sloop and several other women to get interested in their lineage and to decide that a chapter should be formed in Crossnore. Mrs. Susie Harwood Van Landingham was school chairman of the North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NCSDAR) and was integral in helping Crossnore develop a relationship with DAR. The ladies also searched out a cabin in which to hold their meeting, selected one, and had it moved onto the Crossnore property. It is owned by the Crossnore Chapter. Many chapter members have relatives who helped move the cabin, build the floor and donate historical furnishings. The chapter has continued to grow to serve the mission of DAR and has a special relationship with Crossnore School.

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