2010-2013 National Theme
"Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present and Invest in the Future"





2009-2012 State Theme

"Let our footsteps guide
 us along the pathways, 
to preserve our 
Historical Heritage."





2009-2012 Bible Verse
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

                                           (Psalm 119:105)        








Pentwater, Michigan


Organized:  December 7, 1983



"Prior to the white man's coming, these hills of loose sand were used as landmarks.  During pre-revolutionary times, these dunes were used by the English and French traders.  They stretch only along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.  They are a geological wonder and a product of the ice age."




The Michigan Dunes Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on December 7, 1983, by sixteen determined ladies.  Membership was held open for two months, and two more members joined, bringing the total number of charter members to eighteen.  The chapter name (Michigan Dunes) was chosen because of the historical value of the many sand dunes that stretch along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.  They are home and history and very dear to us and easily became our chapter name.  Our membership encompasses all of Oceana and Mason counties.  As with many chapters, we also have members from more distant locations.  The chapter celebrated 20 years in 2003.  In that year, members voted upon and changed its official location from Montague to Pentwater,  which is more central and more accurately reflects the area served.  The chapter today remains determined to increase membership and increase service and involvement. 


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized in 1890 by eighteen patriotic American women.  They believed that the descendants of the men and women who helped establish our government had the responsibility to preserve the heritage of a free America valiantly won.  The Society, incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia in 1891 and granted a charter by the U.S. Government in 1896, chose the motto "God, Home, and Country" and adopted a three-fold historical, educational, and patriotic program.


Any woman is eligible for membership in the National Society, and our chapter, if she is at least eighteen years of age and is lineally descended from a man or woman who served as a sailor or soldier, or civil officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or who was a recognized patriot or who rendered material aid to the cause of American independence. 


For information about joining our chapter, please contact us at  

 Chapter Membership 




June Hanchett Daar

Organizing Regent


Geraldine Churchill

Vice Regent


Olivia Daar Driekorn



Jean VanRaalte Ingersoll



Paulette Highland Martin



Virginia Griggs Brinkerhoff



Geraldine West Clark



Viola Gaden



Beatrice Harrington Goldstone



Sharon Holland Hedinger



Cheryl Elaine Highland



Maxine Royal Huggard



Linda Highland Martin



Dorothy Royal McDonald



Luann Clark Morales



Alice Fuller Oehrli



Caroline Schroeder Roth



Marilyn Churchill Smith



members currently





Organizing Regent, June Daar

Virginia Brinkerhoff

Dorothy McDonald

Patricia Burmeister

Evelyn Johnson

Mary Louise Blades

Jeanne Pettengill

Alice Lewis

Gail Johnson

Jean Blovits

Sharon Hedinger

Lotus Young

Sharon Hedinger




Barlow, David – CT

Benjamin, Ebenezer – NY

Bottorff, Henry – PA

Brewer, James – MD

Briggs, Daniel – MA

Carver, Aldric - CT

Critchett, Benjamin - NH

Faurot, James – NY

Gore, Obadiah – CT

Hampton, Col. Andrew - NC

Harrington, Theophilus – VT

Hatfield, Elias – NJ

Haupt, Captain Valentine – PA

Hillyer, Rev. Asa – NJ

Hutchins, William Jr. - VT

Kidwell, Hezekiah – MD

Kinsman, Daniel – MA

Marble, Enoch - MA

Parr, Stephen - VA

Phillips, Spencer - MA

Riker, Abraham – NY

Scott, James – NJ

Shriver, David – MD

Stanford, Richard – MA

Stickney, Reuben – NH

Wiswell, John – MA




Contact Information:


The National Society Daughters

  of the American Revolution

1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Telephone – 202-628-1776



Daughters of the American Revolution

  of Michigan


Questions:  info@michdar.com



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