Historic Preservation

Our chapter supports the objective of historic preservation, as set forth by our National Society. We encourage our members to participate in NSDAR American heritage activities and to use the DAR Library and genealogical resources.

How Our Chapter Supports Historic Preservation

Keeping Our Local History Alive to Visit

Have you been meaning to explore Oregon history? Our chapter is a supporter of two museum complexes in Oregon. These are both owned and managed by the Oregon State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (OSSDAR). Take a day trip and learn more:

Caples House Museum and entry sign are in foreground. Mount St. Helens and Columbia river are in background.

Caples House Museum, Columbia City: In 1870, Dr. Charles Caples built this two-story home on the banks of the Columbia River. Besides the lovely setting, enjoy a vintage toy collection, gardens and pioneer memorabilia.

Newell Pioneer Village, Champoeg: This is the place where settlers voted to form a provisional government and apply to become an American territory. The village includes Newell House, a pioneer jail, a pioneer school and the Pioneer Mothers’ Cabin.

Genealogical Research and Preservation

Members of the Tabitha Moffatt Brown-David Hill Chapter, NSDAR, regularly participate in genealogical research and preservation activities, generally on their own time. This love of history and genealogy is how many Daughters find themselves joining the DAR!

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., remarks on genealogy and winning the 2020 DAR Media and Entertainment Award at the 129th Continental Congress.

DAR Programs and Resources on Historic Preservation

Interested in learning more about the DAR’s involvement in promoting historic preservation? Learn about restoring and maintaining historical sites, patriot headstones and more from the National Society, then email us to learn how you can get involved.