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Rachel Caldwell Marker

This Rachel Caldwell Marker was placed
on the Caldwell property the year
after the chapter was organized.
It is now part of the David and
Rachel Caldwell Historic Park.
Photo by Jane Thomas

Chapter Members

Charlotte Layton and Christina Gutierrez
visit the Caldwell gravesite at the
Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.
Photo by Jane Thomas

The Rachel Caldwell Chapter is delighted that you are visiting our website and are interested in pursuing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). As you will discover while reading these pages, our chapter is dedicated to the promotion of historic preservation, patriotism, and education. Through our programs and projects, we provide opportunities to be involved in service and leadership, while at the same time enjoying a special camaraderie that comes with being a daughter. We are proud to share a common heritage with American patriots who pledged their “lives and fortunes” for the causes of freedom and justice.

The Rachel Caldwell Chapter, NSDAR, with 29 charter members, was organized on April 14, 1934, and was named for Rachel Caldwell, wife of Presbyterian minister David Caldwell. He established the Dr. David Caldwell Log College, a theological and classical school for young men that was soon recognized as one of the most outstanding schools in the South. Both Caldwells are buried at Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and for the first decade of our chapter’s existence, DAR Daughters would go to the burial site on Rachel Caldwell’s birthday, hold a special service, and have a picnic.

Besides its ideal location in the middle of the state, Greensboro also has numerous opportunities for the volunteers of our three DAR Chapters to make a difference in the community. We are home to five colleges and universities, an outstanding history museum, the renowned Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Governor John Motley Morehead’s Blandwood Mansion, a children's museum, a bog garden, a science center with an aquarium, the Greensboro Symphony POPS, the Greensboro Ballet, Battle of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Tannenbaum Historical Park, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, and a new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, under construction.

Special lectures and events leading up to the anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse are held in March every year. DAR and SAR chapters from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia come to lay wreaths at General Nathanael Greene’s statue. Adjacent to the military park is the Colonial Heritage Center Museum located in Tannenbaum Historical Park. This facility interprets not only the landmark battle, but life in North Carolina during the colonial era and the Revolutionary War. The ground on which the center stands was part of the Hoskins family farm where Rachel Caldwell and ladies of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church watched and prayed during the battle. It was here also that Lord Cornwallis formed the British lines and advanced into battle.

Every 4th of July, North Carolina’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence, William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and John Penn, are honored with a wreath laying ceremony at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Two of the three signers are buried in the park next to the Signer’s Monument.

Visit our Activities & Projects page to learn about our many activities and projects. For more detailed information about joining, go to our Membership page.

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