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Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR


  • Chapter Anniversary

    On November 12, 2016, Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR marked its 40th anniversary. The Woodstock, Virginia chapter was organized in the Bicentennial year with 21 members. Virginia State Regent, Mrs. Carl Stark, administered the oath to the officers including organizing Regent, Shelley L. Rucker. The chapter’s organizing meeting was held November 13, 1976.

  • Interesting Fact

    During the renovation of the Shenandoah County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR obtained a portion of the black locust threshold to the Treasurer’s office from which our gavel was made.

  • Preserving History

    For the past 40 years, the chapter has memorialized John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg and, since its October 1, 1988, dedication on Court Square, laid a wreath at the bust of General Muhlenberg that the chapter commissioned of Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson, a sculptor and direct descendant of Muhlenberg. We also honor General Muhlenberg’s 8th Virginia Regiment with a newly published brochure on its men and history that began when, in January 1776, during his sermon in a log church in Woodstock, Reverend Muhlenberg removed his clerical robe to reveal the uniform of a Continental Army colonel and enlisted parishioners to join him in the fight for American independence.


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Historic Preservation
Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR
Muhlenberg Memorial

Historic Preservation

From placing memorials and monuments to restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites to preserving genealogical records, Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR members take part in a variety of projects to help preserve our heritage.

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Education
The Crossnore School
Chapter House

Education

Each year Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR members collect needed items to help support DAR Schools in the Appalachian region. In our local area, we recognize student achievements with academic awards and scholarships.

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Patriotism
Serving our Veterans
American Legion Post 199

Patriotism

Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR is committed to honoring our country's fallen heroes as well as supporting our veterans, active duty military service members, and their families.

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"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray,
but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight,
and that time has now come."
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
Photo by Cotton Puryear, Courtesy of Virginia National Guard
Meet Shenandoah County Patriot

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg


John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg was a clergyman, militia leader and a member of the House of Burgesses from Shenandoah County in January 1776 when the Burgesses met and laid out a plan for war. He returned home to Woodstock the appointed colonel of the non-existent 8th Virginia Regiment, asked to point recruitment at the Germans in the Shenandoah Valley. He preached his farewell sermon on January 28, 1776, in a little church in Woodstock. He then removed his clerical robes, revealed his Continental Army uniform and called the men of his parish to arms. Thus was born the 8th Virginia Regiment.

Organization of the regiment continued from February-April 1776 at Suffolk County Courthouse and included men from Frederick, Dunmore, (Shenandoah) Berkley, Augusta, Hampshire, Fincastle, and Culpepper Counties as well as the West Augusta District.


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Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR

2018 – 2019 Calendar


DATE FOCUS PROGRAM/SPEAKER
September 14 Chapter Achievement e-Membership and DAR Website presented by Nonna Good,
Betsy Bushong, Ann Hunter
September 20 In Recognition
No meeting
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 21 American Heritage Join us at the Edinburg Ole Time Festival
Full Event Calendar Coming August 2021!
September 12, 2020
October 10, 2020
November 14, 2020
December 12, 2020
January 9, 2021
February 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021

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