Historic Preservation

For almost 60 years, Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR, has Supported the Preservation of History

  • Marking the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots

  • Purchasing a drop-down panel describing the night “George Washington Really Did Sleep Here” displayed in the Port Tobacco Courthouse

  • Researching, designing, and placing a pull-up exhibit called “Proprietors in Port Tobacco” at Stagg Hall in historic Port Tobacco

  • Researching, designing, and placing an exhibit called “Women of the American Revolution" in the Maryland Veterans Museum

  • Transcribing old Thomas Stone family letters for the National Park Service

  • Transcribing and indexing genealogical records for DAR, FamilySearch.org, and other genealogical societies and organizations

  • Participating in archaeological digs and restoration of the colonial county seat, Port Tobacco

  • Cleaning up cemeteries and documenting tombstones

  • Serving as docents at various historical sites

  • Marking the graves of deceased chapter DAR members

  • Writing personal family histories

A group of people in front of a gravestone
Grave marking ceremony.
display board
A group of women standing
Patriots of Charles Country display

Above left, chapter members visit the “Women of the American Revolution" exhibit at the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park. Above right, historical display located in the old Port Tobacco Courthouse.