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On a cloudy day near dusk, the sun was shining through the clouds directly on the American Flag in Rose Tree Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Great Valley Chapter NSDAR

Welcome to the Great Valley Chapter NSDAR of Paoli, Pennsylvania, in the Historic Great Valley.

Regent’s Message:

The Great Valley Chapter NSDAR of Paoli, Pennsylvania welcomes you to visit our website and invites you, if possible, to become a chapter member.The rules of the DAR membership require that any woman is eligible who is eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided or fought in the American Revolution.

Lynn O'Brien, Regent


Great Valley Chapter History

The chapter was organized by Mrs. Frederick Held in April, 1965, with seventeen other charter members in attendance.  Located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the Great Valley Chapter derives its name from the fact that Paoli is part of the rich tract of Southeastern Pennsylvania land that Welsh Quaker settlers purchased through the intervention of William Penn in 1682 known as the “Great Valley.”

In April, 2003, the Merion-Dr. Rush Chapter merged with the Great Valley Chapter.  Today we have over 140 members from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties as well as Pennsylvania at large and the United States.

We are a service organization dedicated to pursuing the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR):

The Great Valley Chapter also sponsors the Signal Hill Society, Children of the American Revolution, (C.A.R.).  Any boy or girl under the age of twenty-one is eligible for membership who can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who directly aided in the cause of American Independence.