The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. is a non-profit non-political women's organization dedicated to service to the nation. Its objectives are: Historical Preservation - Promotion of Education - Patriotic Endeavor. The NSDAR motto is:
"God, Home, and Country"
The Rebecca Motte Chapter was organized in 1895. We are a proud chapter of the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution (SCDAR). The state motto is:
Preserve the Past * Prepare for the Future * Seize the Present
To learn more about our chapter and its history, click on our Chapter History which provides an interesting look at the founding of our chapter.
The Rebecca Motte Chapter welcomes new members and is always happy to help in your research to find your revolutionary ancestors. Contact our Chapter Registrar for information on membership. If you would like to attend one of our monthly meetings, please contact our Chapter Registrar.
DAR Awards $8,950.00 Historic Preservation Grant to Historic Parish Churchyard
Washington, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $8,950.00 to restore and preserve the historic Parish Churchyard of Saint Thomas and Saint Denis in Berkeley County. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Rebecca Motte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Charleston, SC. The Parish Church of Saint Thomas and Saint Denis, though no longer an active parish, falls under the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina led by Bishop Mark Lawrence, and is generally maintained by the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and the Society of Saint Thomas and Saint Denis, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve the historic church and its outbuilding. The Very Rev. John Burwell of the Church of the Holy Cross has expressed his deep appreciation to the DAR and the Rebecca Motte Chapter for their initiative in salvaging the churchyard which was falling into irreparable ruin, and which contains the remains of some of South Carolina’s most influential and important founders and their families. Vic Brandt of the Society of Saint Thomas and Saint Denis said “this project could not have happened without the leadership role the DAR has taken. Through their generosity, an invaluable piece of Colonial and Revolutionary War history will be preserved for generations to come.”
The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities that promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism. The DAR receives hundreds of grants applications each year, making competition for the funding through the non-profit organization high. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS documentation, and include a narrative that describes the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 170,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.
For more information, please contact Katie Hyman, Project Chairman at (843) 810-7786 or visit www.rebeccamottedar.org.