DAR Compass

National Society DAR

Shadwell Chapter has been serving the community since its inception on February 5, 1925 by encouraging and rewarding patriotic education efforts, promoting conservation and historic preservation and taking part in local civic activities such as the naturalization ceremony at Monticello, Veterans Day and Flag Day at Hunter-McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond.

group at school.

The National Day of Service celebrating the Daughters of the American Revolution's 125th birthday was held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Stone Robinson School. Albemarle, Jack Jouett, Point of Fork and Shadwell Chapters joined with students of Stone Robinson's Community Service Club to present gifts and donations to Rita Ralston, Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Charlottesville.


Celebrating Shadwell’s 90th Birthday at the June 2015 Luncheon

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Good citizens and their families attending the June 2015 Luncheon


Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox author of Thomas Jefferson: Boy to Man, March 2015 speaker with Mary Roy Edwards


Mary Owen at State Conference....March 2015.


Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy author of The Men Who Lost America Speaker January 2015 meeting

luncheon.residents of veterans home.

Residents at the Sitter-Barfoot Veterans Home are presented with comfort bags from chapter members on Veterans Day, 2014.

Peggy Law.service dog.

After Peggy Law spoke to the Shadwell Chapter, the members adopted Monti, a service dog in training. Monti loves the diabetic alert training and is progressing quickly from simple alerts to more difficult ones. She is learning to ring a bell in the car as a distinct alert that is safe for a driver but in her characteristically enthusiastic style, she is pawing, nosing, and biting the bell where a simple nose bump will suffice.

veteran speakers.

On January 15, 2014 Shadwell chapter honored three World War II veterans, Mr.Lovell Coleman, Mr. Vaughn Wagnon, and Mr. Ernest Shelton. Each veteran gave a brief summary of his military service and a portion of the movie Honor Flight was shown.

Shadwell members.

Shadwell members joined the members of District VI Trip to Mount Vernon.

Monticello July 4, 2013

Shadwell members serve as hostesses for breakfast for candidates for naturalization at Monticello July 4, 2013

Conservation Award, May 2013

Mary Ann Mercier presents our speaker, Tom Dierauf, with the Conservation Award. Mr. Dierauf’s program in May 2013 was The Landmark Forest Project at Montpelier: Recovering a Forest’s History.

Members on tour of Keswick Hall

Chapter Members enjoyed taking a narrated a tour of Keswick Hall given by Patricia Castelli,
followed by lunch, April 2013

Margaret O'Bryant, Women in American History Award, March 2013

Margaret O'Bryant, Librarian of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Receiving the Women in American History Award - March 2013.

Women in American History Award

Women in American History Award March 2012
Endrina Tay, Mary Ann Mercier, & Ann Lucas Birle

Virginia State Regent, Patricia Hatfiled and local chapter regents, April 2012

Virginia State Regent, Patricia Hatfield, and local chapter regents. April 2012

Comunity Service Award, January 2012

Community Service Award presented to Mr. George Kuhlow January 2012

Regent Sue Tatum & Mrs. Betty Green

Shadwell Regent Sue Tatum and Mrs. Betty Green from Florida at
July 4, 2012 Monticello breakfast for new citizens.

Shadwell members, July 4, 2012 at Monticello

Shadwell members enjoying July 4, 2012 at Monticello.

Naturalization Ceremony 2010 Naturalization Ceremony 2010

Naturalization Ceremony Naturalization Ceremony, Monticello, July 4, 2010

Good Citizen Winner 2009

Shadwell Sponsors National Good Citizen Winner 2009

Buffet Buffet Sam Waterson Speaking to Crowd

Naturalization Ceremony, Monticello, July 4, 2007

Afternoon Tea, Clifton Inn, Keswick
June 1, 2005

75th Anniversary Tea, April 2, 2000

1925 Ford Roadster

A 1925 Ford Roadster owned by Mr. Barry Linke of Waynesboro serves as a backdrop for Mrs. Stephen Hunter, Mrs. Henry Blane, Mrs. Ernest Mueller, and Mrs. Charles Haugh. These women were attending the seventy-fifth anniversary reception of Shadwell Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on April 29, 2000 at the Greencroft Club. Both Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Haugh are presently serving as National officers. Mrs. Mueller is Regent of Shadwell Chapter.