Franklinton Chapter

National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

 

Columbus (Bexley), Ohio

 

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Franklinton Chapter meets monthly on Saturday mornings from September through May. Our chapter was chartered in the suburb of Bexley, though our members come from all over the greater Columbus area. While we often meet in Bexley, our meeting locations will vary around Columbus. We welcome guests and prospective members - if you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact us for meeting dates and times.

 

The DAR offers many opportunities to provide service in a number of different areas.  Volunteer work in which Franklinton members are involved includes:

 

Photo of donated lap blanketsService for Veterans - Pictured at left are some of the lap blankets chapter members have made for several of the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Ohio. Additional lap blankets have also been sent to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Landstuhl is the largest American hospital outside of the United States, and provides care for American military personnel and their families.

 

Franklinton Chapter also supports the Commons at Livingston II, a permanent supportive housing community for disabled and formerly homeless veterans.

 

Genealogy - Chapter members are active in various types of genealogical work. In addition to our chapter registrar, we have other well-qualified chapter members who are ready and willing to help a prospective member with her application or with any difficult "links" in her lineage to her patriot ancestor. 

Some of our members transcribe or abstract original source records for publication; other members assist by  indexing existing collections of genealogical records.  Franklinton members have also been involved in DAR Genealogy Preservation activities, which help to index and cross-reference lineage information from even the earliest DAR applications. More information on the DAR's valuable genealogical resources is available on the National Society DAR website.  

 

Franklinton Chapter also

  • Sponsors students for state and national level DAR scholarships

  • Supports the Ohio Society DAR's scholarship program, as well as provides financial support to these eight DAR-supported schools: Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Tamassee DAR School, Bacone College, Berry College, Chemawa Indian School, Crossnore School, Hillside School, and Hindman Settlement School. 

  • Presents ROTC medals to outstanding local high school students

  • Assists with naturalization ceremonies at the Federal Courthouse in Columbus

  • Supports the Christian Waldschmidt Complex in Camp Dennison, Ohio. The Waldschmidt homestead, a historic Pennsylvania Dutch style house, was built by Revolutionary War veteran Christian Waldschmidt in 1804, and is furnished with a number of original pieces used by the Waldschmidt family. During the Civil War, the house and surrounding grounds were part of Camp Dennison, a military training camp and hospital post. The Camp Dennison Civil War Museum is housed in a smaller fieldstone house on the property.

 

If you have questions or would like further information on our chapter or its activities, please contact us!

 

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