The Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) and was organized on October 8, 2005, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Who We Are
Chartered in 2005, the organizing members of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter NSDAR sought to build a chapter that would accommodate the busy and varying schedules of a diverse, multi-generational membership.
As a service driven chapter with 190 members and growing, our Daughters actively serve in our community, supporting the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution objectives of historic preservation, patriotic endeavor and the promotion of education.
What We Do
With a strong focus on historic preservation, our chapter regularly supports restoration and conservation efforts through volunteer work and monetary donations. Through a dedicated fundraising campaign and grant from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, we were able to raise over $23,000 for the conservation of the Charleston Museum’s 18th Century Sack Back Gown. In the Summer of 2019, a marker sponsored by the chapter will be placed on the site of the home of Charles and Eliza Lucas Pinckney.
The wellbeing of our veterans, soldiers, and their families is of the utmost importance to the members of our chapter. Our dynamic Service to Veterans Committee volunteers at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Along with members from other local chapters, these ladies were recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their dedication to our veterans. Honoring the patriotism of our chapter namesake, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, the chapter has purchased one of the DAR Pathway of the Patriots trees. These 250 patriots recognized by the project will be featured in a NSDAR companion online resource in order to raise awareness of those who achieved American independence.
Equally important to our membership, is the support of education through our work with both local schools and the Tamassee DAR School. In partnership with a local elementary school, the chapter sponsors a bevy of activities through our Communities in Classrooms Committee. As a part of Wreathes across America, wreathes honoring each branch of service are placed yearly in a local cemetery. In 2018, students joined the local American Legion and placed over 1,000 flags on the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery. Other activities with the school include sustainability and green initiatives. We model our namesake’s conservation ethic and are a green chapter that uses electronic communication. In 2018, the chapter was awarded the Tamassee DAR School Sunshine Award for contributions.
When We Meet
Our chapter meets on the second Sunday of each month. All meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. with social time. Business meetings begin at 2:30 p.m. For meeting information, please visit our Membership page.