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


The Joseph Kerner Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) welcomes you to our website. Our members are of all ages from many different states as well as “locals” with a wide variety of interests and experiences. We are united by our patriotism, love for country, and the opportunity to make a difference in our community, our state, and our country. We are focused on historic preservation, education, and patriotism. A vibrant and active group, we welcome new members. Chapter meetings are usually held at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month from September through December and from February through May. We have a luncheon in December to honor our DAR Good Citizens. The DAR Good Citizens program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities. Please contact us (see button at the top left) for information about our meetings and activities.

Buglerboy marker Photo
Photo Courtesy of Chapter Archives 
Buglerboy marker Photo
Photo Courtesy of Chapter Archives 

Our chapter was established in November 1936, with 18 charter members and three associate members. The meeting was led by organizing regent Maude Kerner Ring. The chapter is named for Joseph Kerner, a young man born in the Black Forest region of Germany who came to America to sell watches. He was an early settler, landowner, and businessman in what was originally Dobson’s Crossroads. His increasing holdings and influence prompted the name to be changed to Kerner’s Crossroads and eventually to Kernersville. President George Washington visited our community in 1791 and had breakfast at Dobson’s Inn while on his southern tour. Another important local historical event is that James Gillies, Colonel “Light Horse Harry” Lee’s teenage bugler, was caught and killed near this spot by Tarleton’s British Dragoons on February 12, 1781. The Joseph Kerner Chapter NSDAR placed a marker to honor the memory of James Gillies.

Chapter Group Photo

Photo Courtesy of Chapter Archives  

Chapter members thank Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice at the
Commemorative Pinning Ceremony.

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