Welcome to Eureka Springs, Arkansas!
Photo: Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, courtesy of Steve Shogren
Welcome to the Abendschone Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!
Abendschone Chapter NSDAR was organized December 5, 1951. Fanny Henderson Russ organized the chapter and was the first chapter regent. Ten of the thirteen founding members served as regents of the chapter, until 1975. The chapter was named for Reinhold Abendschone of Berks County, Pennsylvania. Abendschone is a German name meaning, “Beautiful Evening.”
Abendschone Chapter includes members from Eureka Springs, Holiday Island, Berryville, Green Forest, and Beaver, Arkansas, as well as Eagle Rock and Golden, Missouri. You are invited and welcome to attend any of the chapter meetings or events, meet our Daughters, and explore what we do. The chapter meets the second Saturday of the month (subject to change) from September to June.
Eureka Springs has a rich history. Unlike most boom towns of the 1880s that were founded on heathly people making a fortune, Eureka Springs was populated by people suffering from illness, hoping to find cures from the sparkling springs. The population was twice the size as what it is today. Eureka Springs experienced a revitalization in the 1970s and is a thriving tourist destination today.
Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR is very active in supporting education with American History and Good Citizen Essay awards, donations and exhibits at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library and literacy projects.
The chapter supports the historic Eureka Springs Cemetery with educational programs, gravestone cleaning and lineage research.
Support of Veterans through the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas is an ongoing project. These are just a few of the many projects the chapter undertakes as a service organization.
The Abendschone Chapter NSDAR was founded December 3, 1951, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Our chapter area covers Eureka Springs, Holiday Island, Berryville, Green Forest, and Beaver, Arkansas, as well as Eagle Rock and Golden, Missouri.