The Massachusetts Society DAR was founded in 1892, just two years after the National Society. Today we have 40 chapters with 2137 members. From the beautiful Berkshires, the DAR State Forest in Goshen, Central Massachusetts, with its many colleges and universities, the Boston area with its rich history, lovely Old Cape Cod, the Islands of Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, the rocky North Shore, and historic Plymouth, Massachusetts is where it all began. There are DAR chapters across the state. Many of the members in our National Society trace their ancestry right here to Massachusetts.
History, patriotism and education are our threefold objectives. Our heritage is what binds us together.
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Julia Rowe Eacott, State Regent
Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution
State Regent’s Project
Julia Rowe Eacott
The year 2012 commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the historic battle in which the ship USS Constitution earned the name “Old Ironsides." To honor this time when our young country once and for all confirmed American independence; for which our ancestors sacrificed their lives and fortunes, a book will be published.
The State Regent’s Project will focus on getting a book into print in time for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The book, titled A Sailor’s Life, will chronicle the lives of several crew members who served on USS Constitution during the years 1812-1815. The book is based on extensive genealogical and historical research, which has taken place over a ten year time period. The book will be available to libraries in Massachusetts as part of a library kit, which will be distributed by the USS Constitution Museum. This endeavor embraces our NSDAR objectives of History, Education and Patriotism.