DAR Insignia

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Lovely Purchase Chapter

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Organized April 9, 1984

Our Traditions

National Motto: "God, Home and Country"

Cooper Chapel     

Bella Vista is proud to be the home of the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. The Chapel was created by renowned Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, a student of the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright who used the principle of Organic Architecture (designing to fit the environment).The chapel was built in memory of Mildred Borum Cooper. Her family commissioned the Chapel in celebration of her life.


Any woman is eligible for membership in the NSDAR who is not less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation must be provided to prove direct descent from a patriot. Sources may include birth, baptismal, marriage, death records, etc. Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a chapter in your state organization (or Units Overseas) or as a Member-At-Large. No Chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.

Chapter Officers

Regent:  Jean Justice

Vice Regent:

Chaplain: Alice Tidwell

Recording Secretary: Brenna Drindak

Corresponding Secretary: Frances Thomson

Treasurer: Janice King

Registrar: Arvetta Swift

Historian: Charlie Pierson

Librarian: Nancy Spangler


The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.

The Lovely Purchase Chapter meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June, excluding January, at 9:30 a.m.

We welcome new members!

Chapter History

Lovely Purchase Chapter was named for Major William Lovely, a veteran of the Continental Army of the Revolution. In 1813, he was dispatched from Tennessee where he was Assistant to the United States Agent to the Cherokees. In 1816, he persuaded the Osage Indians to give up over three million acres of their land to the Cherokees. The area included most of Northwest Arkansas, of which present day Bella Vista is a part. It became known as Lovely Purchase.

The Chapter's organizing meeting was held on April 9, 1984, with fifteen members. Our chapter was granted on June 26, 1985, with nineteen charter members. The Organizing Regent was Mrs. Wayne Packer.

For membership information, e-mail Jean Justice , Regent.

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