FORT McCLURE CHAPTER NSDAR
Welcome to the Fort McClure Chapter, NSDAR, website!
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 180,000 members.
The beginning of our chapter was on Washington's Birthday in 1905 when twenty women indicated their desire to form a chapter of the DAR in Bloomsburg. Charter members were enrolled and signed the formal application April 10, 1905, and the charter was received on April 22, 1905.
In April 1907, members dedicated a marker on the site of the original
fort. Three descendants of
James McClure were present, including his
granddaughter Martha McClure Hartman. She had been born there in
1825 and had lived in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, all her life.
During World Wars I & II the ladies of the chapter contributed many
hours of volunteer service in various forms. McClure House, located
at the Fort McClure site, close to the Susquehanna River, was acquired
in 1955 while Mrs. Norman Hoffman was regent. Much time and effort
by chapter members and the community has enabled the chapter to
restore and preserve the McClure house as one of the earliest homes
now within the environs of Bloomsburg.