Cape Ann Chapter, NSDAR
Rockport, Massachusetts
Organized November 18, 1925

Chartered March 15, 1927

The town of Rockport, Massachusetts, is situated at the tip of Cape Ann, which includes the towns of Gloucester, Magnolia, Manchester and Rockport. Cape Ann was known for its busy fishing villages during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. During the 1800’s, it was discovered by artists because of its magnificent light and beauty. Today it is a tourist attraction filled with shops and galleries. Artists still come to paint its scenery, and it is still haven for fisherman. The lobsters are great! The town has never lost its quiet splendor and beauty as a quaint New England town.

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Cape Ann Chapter

The name "Cape Ann" is historically significant because it was given by Prince Charles (later Charles I of England) in honor of his mother, Ann of Denmark, in 1614, when Captain John Smith presented the Prince with a map after exploring the New England coast. The Cape Ann Chapter was organized on November 18, 1925, and chartered on March 25, 1927.

Our Chapter

Annual Christmas Celebration
Our annual Christmas Celebration was held in December in Gloucester. We gave out various awards and invited the State Board of Management. We presented medals for ROTC and Conservation, DAR Good Citizen Awards, and made donations to various historical groups for their continued work in preserving Gloucester's records. The Chapter presented the Sawyer Free and Rockport Public Libraries with donations for the acquisition of materials of historical and genealogical significance. Other donations were given for community beautification and for restoration and preservation of Gloucester's historical burial ground.

Inquiries about membership and activities are welcome and should be directed to

Chapter Regent: Mary A. Wilhelm

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