Welcome to the new website of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter, NSDAR! We are excited about its launch and hope you will find the site both convenient and informative.

We began the 2018 - 2019 term as one of the host chapters for President General Anne Turner Dillon’s visit to South Carolina. She, Vice President General Dianne Tucker Culbertson, SCDAR State Regent Elizabeth Krueger Billham and our South Carolina Daughters were treated to a special viewing of the Charleston Museum’s Eliza Lucas Pinckney 18th Century Sack Back Gown for which our chapter raised the funds to conserve. Several of our chapter members serve as admins for “Finding our Female Patriots” and we were thrilled to be able to present Mrs. Dillon with our research on her own female patriot.

Under the guidance of Melissa Levesque and her executive board, 2018-2019 certainly was a banner term. ELP Daughter Juliana Falk was presented with the NSDAR Historic Preservation Recognition Award. In a nod to historic preservation, patriotism and education, our program topics ranged from 18th century textiles and miniatures to lineage research to the support of our military. Our dynamic committees continued to serve in the community. Of particular note, was the donation of nine lap robes to veterans at the Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center. Each blanket was lovingly hand made by one of our Daughters who is 90 years young.

We were thrilled to receive the NSDAR Trailblazer Award for Membership at the SCDAR Spring Conference. We currently have nine members serving in positions with South Carolina State Society NSDAR.

The 2018-2019 concluded with the recognition of Melissa Cliett Levesque as Honorary Chapter Regent and the appointment of a new executive board.

It’s only fitting that the term began and ended with projects in honor of our chapter namesake, Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In July 2018, within 24 hours, the chapter raised the funds to purchase a tree in Eliza’s name as part of the DAR Pathway of the Patriots. We proudly announce that this summer, a South Carolina Historical Society marker sponsored by the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter NSDAR will be placed on the property where Eliza’s home once stood.

We are looking forward to another exciting term!


Jill Templeton, Regent