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It is a pleasure to invite you to explore our website.  Marshall, Illinois was founded in 1835 and named after John Marshall, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Presidents Lincoln and Cleveland both stayed at the Archer House, in Marshall, one of the oldest hotels in the state.  Harlan Hall in Marshall began as a livery stable and today is a welcome center for the National Road. There are many other buildings in Marshall with equally interesting histories.  Like the town of Marshall, the Walter Burdick Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has a distinguished past.  The chapter has been serving the area for more than 100 years by marking graves of Revolutionary War soldiers, placing plaques on historic buildings, and celebrating our chapter and hometown heritage.  We hope you will want to learn more about our town and our chapter.    

The Walter Burdick Chapter is an active group of women who since 1908  have worked to foster the ideals of our National Society.  Daughters participate in many worthwhile activities, make friends, and keep the spirit of our Revolutionary ancestors alive.  We have a proud heritage! Any woman 18 years or older -- regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background -- who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.  Contact our registrar to attend one of our chapter meetings.  You can also learn more about becoming a DAR member here.

DAR objectives are:

•Historic Preservation

•Education, and


There are many opportunities for service.  Please take a look around our website and if you think you are eligible and are interested in joining, or wish to visit our chapter, please contact us.  

We are the proud descendants of those spirited men and women who aided in the fight for American independence.  We believe in patriotic, historic, and educational ideals as embodied in our motto, "God, Home, and Country."

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You can learn more about DAR membership on the National DAR site.


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Illinois DAR

Last update September 4, 2022 by webmaster.