We are delighted that you would like to learn about the Brigadier General James Brickett-Old Newbury Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). The chapter is chartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and serves Northeast Massachusetts. We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization. Our members are committed to promoting education, patriotism, and historic preservation. We enjoy our service activities and are proud to make a difference in the lives of people in our community, state, and country.
What We Do
Our chapter is made up of enthusiastic ladies of all ages, backgrounds, and talents. You are welcome to visit one of our meetings where we can answer questions about membership, projects, or activities. We are happy to help you with the membership process and family research.
Our chapter’s educational projects focus on supporting students, teachers, and members in several ways:
Our chapter’s projects to promote patriotism and demonstrate the love of country include:
Our chapter’s historic preservation projects include a variety of conservation, genealogy, and history topics.
- Providing grants and awards to outstanding teachers and students.
- Promoting education and citizenship through youth programs like the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) and DAR Good Citizens.
- Supporting the Hillside School through chapter and member donations.
- Sponsoring American History Essay Contests for youth in grades five through eight and high school.
- Encouraging participation in leadership development, genealogical education, and mentorship programs for members.
- Partnering with the Veterans Outreach Center in Haverhill and the Women Veterans Program at the Veterans Administration (VA) in Bedford.
- Supporting Methuen High School’s Ranger Battalion Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) the Baystate Battalion at UMass Lowell.
- Sponsoring programs promoting the Constitution during its official celebration week of September 17–23.
- Organizing flag retirement drives.
- Participating in Haverhill Days and Yankee Homecoming events.
- Partnering with the Newburyport Public Library Archival Center on genealogy workshops.
- Partnering with the Pentucket Cemetery in Haverhill on cleanups and Wreaths Across America.
- Participating in and contributing to local restorations, commemorations, and memorials.
- Placing markers to memorialize people and historical events.
- Preserving genealogical records, artifacts, and historical documents.
Do you have a relative who is or was a DAR member? Have you heard stories about a person in your family who provided patriotic service during the American Revolutionary War?
You are welcome to attend a meeting or talk to a chapter member about chapter projects and activities.