Located in beautiful southwestern Ohio near Cincinnati, lies the picturesque and historic Village of Mariemont. Mariemont is a planned community, designed by the late Mary Emory. English Tudor is the design of principal buildings in the village and no electric signs are permitted. The village even has an elected Town Crier. The Village is built on the site of an abandoned American Indian Village on the banks of the Miami River.
In May of 2005, Mariemont Chapter DAR celebrated its 75th year. The first meeting of Mariemont Chapter was held on May 24, 1930. The meeting was convened at the historic Eliphalet Ferris House on Plainville Road in Mariemont. Organizing Regent, Mrs. Howard Donley, conducted the meeting.
Our chapter is currently active in support of national and state DAR projects. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of most months, at 10:30 in the morning. A guest speaker (on various topics) is usually invited to speak to the group. Several service projects are part of the efforts of the chapter.
The chapter joins with the Ohio State Society DAR and National Society DAR in support of several DAR Schools across the country, including Tamassee and a number of American Indian Schools. The Chapter joins Ohio State DAR, in supporting Waldschmidt House Museum Homestead which includes a separate Civil War Museum. The Waldschmidt Homestead Museum Complex is the site of Camp Dennison, a Civil War Training Camp. The 2 story home was built in 1804, by a former Revolutionary Soldier, Christian Waldschmidt.
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. DAR defines a "patriot" as one who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America's independence. Click here for a list of acceptable service.