Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR celebrated the 67th birthday of their chapter on December 13, 2018. The featured program was given by chapter member Donna Wenger to commemorate the upcoming centennial of the women’s right to vote. She portrayed suffrage activist Alice Paul, who led the national effort to secure the vote for women.
Pictured are Chapter Regent Margaret Scobee, Donna Wenger (in costume), and Luci Lund (niece of recently deceased member Stella Bucknam).
A special exhibit at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum opened in April of 2017 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.
Museum volunteer and Abendschone Chapter NSDAR member, Suzanne Williams, collected items from Carroll County, Arkansas residents for the exhibit. Several NSDAR members made contributions. The exhibit included a uniform, original sheet music, photos, maps of France, a letter from General Pershing, a feed bucket for horses and mules, and mess kits. Visitors were especially interested in the trench art, made from shell casings and spent bullets. The exhibit continued until the end of 2018 and was well received.
WWI Display with Suzanne Williams & Margaret Scobee
WWI Liberty Bonds Poster
Oil painting of Crandall Walker, a Eureka Springs “Doughboy” who was killed in action in the battle of Argonne Forest in 1918 during World War I.
WWI Eureka Springs Service Flag
Abendschone Chapter NSDAR participated in the Elks Holiday Island Lodge’s 241st anniversary of Flag Day. Also participating were American Legion 36, Boy Scouts 67, Opera of the Ozarks, and a message from Pastor Bob Herring. Refreshments were also enjoyed!
Eureka Springs Cemetery sextant, Gloria Stephens, prepared short biographies of veterans and other important historical figures buried in the Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Cemetery. Continue reading
About once a year the Abendschone Chapter NSDAR makes a donation to the veterans in Fayetteville to make their stay in the hospital or in outpatient treatments more comfortable.
Abendschone Chapter NSDAR presented their annual DAR Good Citizens awards to local high school seniors on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Cornerstone Bank in Berryville.