Welcome to the Octorara Chapter, NSDAR

Chapter History:

The Octorara Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized in February 1968 by  Kathryne May Gaul, by the appointment of Pennsylvania State Regent Justina Boggs Walz. The chapter's charter was granted on March 26, 1969. 

Society Objectives:

  • Historic: To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence.
     

  • Educational: To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge.
     

  • Patriotic: To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom: to foster true patriotism and love of country.

Chapter Name:

"Octorara" is a Conestoga Indian term meaning "sweet water." It refers to the major stream in southern Lancaster County which creates a border with Chester County.