The Tualatin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized by 18 founding members in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Led by the first chapter regent, Mrs. Emmet Stoddard, the group was established on April 12, 1958.
Unlike most chapters named after their originating city, the name "Tualatin" was chosen because of the historical significance to Oregon. Tualatin derives from the Indian word "Tuality" or "Twality" meaning slow, restful, or peaceful. These adjectives all describe the Tualatin River, the scenic and peaceful valley through which it flows and the mountain range nearby. The first of the original four districts in Oregon Territory was also named Tualatin.
Our Military: We are grateful to the veterans who served, or are currently serving, in the United States military. Members of the Tualatin Chapter, NSDAR contribute toiletry items, socks, and stationary to the Portland Oregon Veteran’s Hospital. A special collection of these items is taken each November. Our chapter also supports Fisher House at the Portland VA, donating goods and services.
Historic House Museum Complexes: We are especially proud of our two museum complexes owned and operated by Oregon State Society DAR. The Newell Pioneer Village, and the Caples House Museum; Members contribute to the success of these state and national treasures by participating in educational activities with local school children, fundraising events, and committee service. Click the active link to go directly to the web page.
Education: Throughout our chapter's history we supported DAR schools with special emphasis on the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The OSSDAR provides tuition and expense reimbursement for Indian students, partly through the scholarship fund originated by the Tualatin Chapter, NSDAR. Annually, we select a worthy young person to sponsor for one of the DAR scholarships. In addition, we actively work with local high schools to promote our DAR Good Citizens Award.
Community Involvement: We provide subscriptions to the National Society DAR magazine "American Spirit" to local libraries and mount public displays of DAR and patriotic related materials. Our chapter also provides genealogy research training for local community groups. The Tualatin Chapter, NSDAR received a 3rd Place National Society DAR Award for a completed WWII archival project at the Lake Oswego Library.
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