Celilo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
(NSDAR or DAR) was organized on October 12, 1978, in The Dalles, Oregon with State Regent Mrs. Thomas Brand conducting the organizational meetings.
Celilo Falls (Wyam, meaning "echo of falling water" or "sound of water upon the rocks," in several native languages) was a tribal fishing area on the Columbia River, just east of the Cascade Mountains, on what is the current border between Oregon and Washington. The name refers to a series of cascades and waterfalls on the river, as well as to the native settlements and trading villages that existed there in various configurations for 15,000 years. Celilo was the oldest continuously inhabited community on the North American continent until 1957, when the falls and nearby settlements were submerged by the construction of The Dalles Dam.
About Celilo Chapter, NSDAR
On April 11, 2014, our chapter dedicated a marker at the Fort Dalles Museum, Surgeon’s Quarters. Since 1905, the Surgeon's Quarter's has been the home to Fort Dalles Museum, the oldest history museum in Oregon.
Our members have been very generous in their support of the DAR Schools. The chapter continues to collect stamps for veterans, and manufacturer's coupons for military families. The chapter actively supports nursing scholarship, Honor Flight, veterans, active military, and their families.
Today, the Celilo Chapter, NSDAR, members are active not only in national DAR activities, but also at the state and community level, by:
Chapter meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month, September through June at 11:00 A.M. at various locations in The Dalles and the Hood River area.
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Last updated: September 20, 2023