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The First Chapter in South Carolina
Chartered May 10, 1893
Promotion of Education
The Columbia Chapter has celebrated over one hundred years of service to South Carolina. Twenty-three charter members met in February 1892 in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia, to begin the Columbia Chapter. The charter was established on May 10, 1893, making this the oldest chapter as well as the first patriotic organization of women established in South Carolina.
Daughters today have continued to strive to meet the objectives of the members that served before them. Members volunteer countless hours educating children about their country's history as well as visiting with the veterans at the Dorn VA Medical Center. This year, our members participated in hosting a Christmas luncheon for homeless veterans at the Dorn VA Hospital, as well as hosting events for soldiers deploying from Columbia.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization with nearly 3,000 chapters in each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Germany and Spain.