Welcome to Stuttgart, Arkansas!
Photo of Ducks Delta Stuttgart provided by the Division of Arkansas Tourism
Welcome to the Grand Prairie Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the duck hunting and rice producing capital of the world. Our chapter is named for the Arkansas Grand Prairie, a large, flat area of native grassland stretching across a geologically unique portion of the eastern Arkansas Delta that includes Arkansas, Prairie, Lonoke, and Monroe counties.
Arkansas Post National Memorial is located seven miles south of Gillett in Arkansas County. The French Poste de Arkansea was the first European settlement in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and present-day Arkansas, and it was the first capital of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 until 1821. France ceded the land west of the Mississippi to Spain in 1763. The Spanish occupied the fort but the majority of the population of the Post remained French. Spain supported the American Patriots during the Revolutionary War. After the war ended and the British and Americans made peace, a group of at least sixty British soldiers, a dozen Chickasaw, and a few others led by James Colbert, a Scottish trader, attacked the Post on April 17, 1883. The Spanish successfully defended it with their soldiers, Quapaw allies, and the French settlers. Known as Colbert’s Raid, the battle is considered one of the last of the American Revolutionary War. Several Grand Prairie Chapter Daughters have documented their lineage to one or more of the brave French Revolutionary War Patriots who helped defend Arkansas Post against the British.
Grand Prairie Chapter was organized January 22, 1966, by Rosamond James McCuskey (Mrs. J. C.). She also served as Grand Prairie Chapter’s first Regent. The chapter met for the first time on February 28, 1966, thus beginning more than a half-century legacy of supporting NSDAR’s objectives of historic preservation, education, patriotism, and honoring the legacies of those who served in wars to preserve America. We proudly and humbly serve “God, Home, and Country” and invite new members to join us for lasting friendships with remarkable women serving America through DAR.
Chapter meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, September through May. Online/Zoom access to meetings is also available.
Any woman who is eighteen years of age and can prove verified documentation and lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot is eligible to join Daughters of the American Revolution.
Prospective members should contact email@example.com for membership information.