The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-polital, volunteer women's service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members.
Founders Crossing Chapter, serving the communities of Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont, New Lenox, Mokena and Orland Park, was established on December 12, 2015, by organizing regent, Christina Bannon, with 30 organizing members.
Searching for a name that represents all these communities was a challenging task. Founders Crossing was our first choice. We chose the word "Crossing" because this area is part of the Old Northwest Territory. The original settlers arrived using the natural waterways, paths, and trails. Later on, following in the footsteps of those first settlers, new arrivals came by canal and later by railroad. Each community we serve owes its beginning to this network or crossroads of transportation that brought people here to begin new lives.
We believe “Founders” is fitting because it has dual meaning for us. First, as citizens of our communities, it acknowledges the determination and hard work of the original settlers. Secondly, as DAR members, our new chapter was established in 2015 which is the 125th year the DAR celebrated its Founders.
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