Abendschone Chapter NSDAR, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The Abendschone Chapter NSDAR was founded December 3, 1951, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Our chapter area covers Eureka Springs, Holiday Island, Berryville, Green Forest, and Beaver, Arkansas, as well as Eagle Rock and Golden, Missouri.
Abendschone, means “Beautiful Evening,” and was selected as the name for this chapter to honor Reinhold Abendschone, a Revolutionary War patriot. Four of the organizing members were direct descendants of Reinhold Abendschone of Pennsylvania. Organizing members were Ruth Fuller Cross, Ruth’s mother, May Obenshain Fuller, Dorothy Fuller Mathews, and Beulah Pitts McBee (May’s niece). Obenshain is said to be the “Americanized” version of the name Abendschone.
Current membership ranges in age, birth place, past and current activities and hobbies. Many are retired and several are still involved in diverse careers… medical, technical, financial among those fields.
We strongly believe in serving GOD, HOME, and COUNTRY… and we do it with our time and dedication.
In addition to our regular DAR meetings, we also have other fun events such as luncheons, visiting museums, get-togethers, wearing costumes for events and parades….celebrations of who we are as Daughters of the American Revolution!
Our board members, led by the chapter regent, work in concert with chapter membership and committees, and with support from other Arkansas chapters, the Arkansas State Society DAR, and the National Society DAR.