National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
HISTORY OF DEDHAM
In 1635, men from Watertown petitioned the General Court for permission to form a plantation two miles above the falls of the Charles River. The area had an abundance of fish, fowl, fruits, and game. The colonists found such content in their freedom of religion and equal rights that they called the settlement "Contentment," which later became the town of Dedham.
Contentment Chapter History
Over 100 people witnessed the organization of the Contentment Chapter on Monday evening, June 2, 1947, at the Parish House of the First Church Unitarian, Dedham, MA.
A meeting held earlier had chosen "Contentment" as an appropriate name for the chapter, as the town of Dedham was known by that name in the early days.
State Regent Mrs. Warren S. Currier administered the Oath of Office to the board members. The 38 charter members swore to uphold the patriotic concepts of the Society.
The first meeting of Contentment Chapter was on October 28, 1947, at the Dedham Community House.
On June 2, 1997, the chapter celebrated its 50th birthday with a gala party at the Parish House of the First Church Unitarian, Dedham, MA; the site of the original meeting.
Dedicated to Service
Since 1947, Contentment Chapter has contributed to the community in many ways.
Contentment Chapter is committed to providing services to veterans on their return to the community after active duty. The members most generously have given supermarket and drug store gift cards, as well as toy store gift cards, to veterans' children.
Contentment Chapter annually recognizes DAR Good Citizens from six area high schools. The high schools include: Canton, Dedham, Milton, Westwood, Fontbonne Academy (Milton), and Ursuline Academy (Dedham).
First Church Unitarian
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