Harahan Big River bridge

Robert Crittenden Chapter, NSDAR

Welcome to West Memphis, Arkansas!

Photo of Harahan Big River Crossing provided by the Division of Arkansas Tourism

Welcome to the Robert Crittenden Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in West Memphis, Arkansas!

The Robert Crittenden Chapter strives to have a variety of programs and activities of interest to all her members as well as meet so that every member can attend throughout the year. Members come from Brinkley, Earle, Crawfordsville, Marion, Marianna and West Memphis, AR, as well as in Memphis, TN. Chapter work in nearby communities revolve around our youth and promoting historical preservation, education, and patriotic events.

Mrs. Dwight M. Wright, Organizing Secretary General NSDAR, notified Mrs. Harold E. Weaver of Edmondson that the National Board of Management had confirmed her appointment as Organizing Regent for a chapter in West Memphis. The appointment was made at the request of Mrs. Louis N. Frazier, State Regent. Mrs. Weaver at that time had been a member for eighteen years of the William Strong Chapter. She had served as Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and as Historian. At the state level she had held the offices of State Historian, State Chaplain, the chairmanship of Junior American Citizens, and also served as State President of Children of the American Revolution.

The organizational meeting was held on January 15, 1951, at West Memphis Country Club with 15 Charter Members. The Chapter chose the name of Robert Crittenden honoring an early politician who came from Kentucky to Arkansas Post in 1819. He was appointed as the first Secretary of the newly formed Arkansas Territory on March 3, 1819. He served in that office for ten years.

Robert Crittenden Chapter meets seven times a year. Most meetings are on a Saturday and occasionally on a Tuesday.