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Chapter History :

Octorara Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized in February, 1968, by Mrs. Arthur E. Gaul, who was appointed by the State Regent, Mrs. George J. Walz. The chapter's charter was granted by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution on April 26, 1969. "Octorara" is an (Conestoga) Indian term meaning "sweet water," and refers to the major stream in Southern Lancaster County which creates a border with Chester County.

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.