Our History: The Winema Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was organized in Corvallis on December 28, 1920. The chapter name "Winema" was suggested by Professor J.B. Horner of Oregon State College. Winema was the name given to the daughter of a Modoc chief by Colonel A.B. Meacham, the peace commissioner during the Modoc War of 1872-1873. "Winema" gained national attention because of her role in the Modoc War. The name "Winema" means "Woman with Brave Heart."
Winema Chapter, NSDAR in the Community: Programs for Winema Chapter, NSDAR, meet through the years included American citizenship, patriotic education, and youth and adult education. Early Winema Chapter, NSDAR, chapter members collected relics of Benton County and the exhibit became part of the Horner museum. DAR medals of Merit were presented to outstanding OSC and later OSU Cadets, a practice that still continues today. You can also find plaques placed by our chapter to mark historical sites around the community.
Membership & Additional Information
Winema Chapter, NSDAR encourages all to consider a membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information visit our contact page or the National Society DAR website.
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