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National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Little Rock
Centennial Chapter

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Little Rock-Centennial Chapter is the name for two of Arkansas' oldest DAR Chapters, which was officially approved for merger at the National Board of Management meeting February 5, 2000, in Washington D.C.

Chapter History

Little Rock Chapter was Arkansas' first chapter and the second oldest west of the Mississippi River, when it was first chartered April 4, 1894. It was named for the city where it was organized. Four Little Rock ladies were instrumental in organizing this fine Chapter: Mary Desha, Mary Lockwood, Eugenia Washington and Ellen Hardin Walworth. Mrs. William A. Cantrell was the first Regent, 1893-1894.

Twenty-five years later, the Centennial Chapter became the fifteenth DAR Chapter to be organized in Arkansas and chartered April 16, 1919. The name Centennial was chosen to commemorate the settlement of Arkansas one hundred years before in 1819, when James Monroe declared Arkansas a Territory. Miss Adele Lawrence held the first office of Regent, 1919-1920.

Chapter Officers

REGENTCandace Roman
VICE REGENTAngela Dennis
CHAPLAINBetty Rogers
REGISTRARKathy Balkman
LIBRARIANDeborah Partee

For information about the Little Rock - Centennial Chapter

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The DAR Room at the Old State House in Little Rock, maintained by the Arkansas DAR, is considered one of the most outstanding accomplishments of the Arkansas State DAR. *"Hope, Pride and Aspiration are exemplified in this magnificent Eighteenth Century Drawing Room and in its history."

*History of the Arkansas DAR Room by Mrs. James Andrew Williams.
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French bronze and Gold Candelabra and Eighteenth Century gold-leaf Harp bearing the Royal Coat of Arms.
Old State House in Little Rock.


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