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NSDAR Motto:
“God, Home & Country”

NSDAR Motto:
"God, Home & Country"

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National Theme:

"Moving Forward in
Service to America"

Celebrating America!"

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Welcome to the
John Witherspoon Chapter
of the Minnesota State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Chartered in Bloomington, MN


Named for John Witherspoon,
Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Our chapter promotes the objectives
of the National Society:

Historic Preservation


Our Beginnings

Our chapter began in 1906 as a chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution.
On April 14, 1934, we became a chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Our Activities

We are an active group, collecting items for veterans and those less fortunate than us. In addition to hosting a Valentine's Day party for veterans, we walk or ride in the Bloomington, Minnesota (MN) Memorial Day parade, inviting other chapters to join us.

Recent chapter programs have included learning about requirements for American citizenship before attending a naturalization ceremony; a flag cremation ceremony; studying women veterans; learning about the DAR schools; and a field trip to the Pond Dakota Mission Historic Site in Bloomington.

We are chartered in Bloomington, MN but meet in various places all over the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.


Our meetings

We meet September through June, except January. We meet for dessert at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of September, October, March, April, May, and June. In November our meeting is at 1 p.m. In December we meet at 12 noon for our holiday luncheon. In February we host a Valentine's Day party for Veterans in one of the MN Veterans Homes.


Our Members

We have one member serving as a State Officer, several members serving the State Society as committee chairs of national committees, and one member serving as national vice chairman for the North Central Division.


2015 - 2017

Minnesota State Theme:
Shed Light on Domestic Violence, and Preserve Minnesota DAR History

MN State Project:
Help Those Trapped in Domestic Violence, and Digitize MN DAR State
Historic Records

Bible verses:
Psalm 147:3 God “heals the brokenhearted.” NASB

Psalm 41:1 “Blessed is he who considers the helpless.”

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We welcome you to our meetings.
We would like to talk to you about our chapter. If you need information about searching for your ancestor please email our membership chairman.

Special Events and Activities

Ongoing: Reading the Bloomington Cemetery

Ancestor Page

Click on the picture to see some of the ancestors of our chapter members

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Last updated: 14 April 2017
Frances J. Stachour, Webmaster