Muskegon Chapter

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Muskegon Chapter History

Organized on November 22, 1898, the Muskegon Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was the eighth in the State of Michigan. Miss Mary A. Wylie was the Organizing Regent, with the charter listing twelve members.

The chapter gained in membership, and during World War I those members knit mittens and sweaters, made bandages, and wrote letters to those serving in the Armed Forces. A bronze monument with the names of 104 Gold Star Men from Muskegon County was placed on Peck Street at Ransom Avenue by the chapter, honoring those who served in the conflict. In 2002, in cooperation with local veterans, the monument was restored and rededicated. The chapter continues to honor and assist our past and present military personnel.

Our organization supports education by providing financial support through scholarships, and by recognizing high school students with DAR Good Citizens, and history awards. The chapter also sponsors the Madeline LaFramboise Society of the Children of the American Revolution.