About our Chapter

Henricopolis Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) has been in service to America since February 26, 1927, when it was formed at Glen Allen, Henrico County, Virginia, at the home of Arlene McLeod with Alice Finch, State Vice Regent presiding.

St John's Episcopal - TappahannockThe choice of a name for the chapter was from the town of Henrico, named for Henry, Prince of Wales, son of King James I. It was founded in 1611 and in this town was built a church, the first college in America, an iron works and sent representatives to the first legislative body in America. It was in Henricopolis that Pocahontas was held captive and taught Christian ways and it was here that she married John Rolfe. Tragedy struck on 22 March 1622 when the Indians massacred almost every person there and destroyed the settlement. Henricopolis simply dried out after the massacre, and no further attempt to set up an institution of learning was made in Virginia until 1693, when the General Assembly chose Williamsburg for the site of the new institution and the College of William and Mary resulted instead of the University of Henrico.

About 1992, the meeting attendance had declined drastically and the decision was to try to have the chapter moved to Tappahannock where most of the active members lived. In 1995, the request of Henricopolis Chapter to be changed (moved) from being a Richmond Chapter NSDAR to a Tappahannock Chapter NSDAR was approved by the National Board in Washington, D.C.

The chapter currently meets five times between September and May. These are luncheon meetings held in various locations. One meeting a year is often a day trip to an historic site.

For information about chapter meetings, becoming a member or about DAR in general, please contact our Chapter Regent or Registrar at the contact email addresses located in the menu above.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Contact our chapter

Anne Jackson, Regent - Email

Suzi Maggard, Registrar - Email

Janet Purcell-Baserap, Membership Chairman - Email

Chapter Leadership

Henricopolis Chapter Officers

Regent Anne Jackson
Vice Regent Barbara Sethmann
Chaplain Sylvia Reynolds
Secretary Pat Given
Treasurer Janet Purcell-Baserap
Registrar Suzi Maggard
Historian Ginevra Wolfinger
Librarian Mary Susan Whitt


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Photos courtesy of Barbara Sethmann and David Broad.