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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society Daughters

of the American Revolution

John Rhodes Chapter

Luray, Virginia

Our National Society

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a lineage society devoted to the preservation of history, the fostering of patriotism, and the promotion of education. Its 3,000 chapters largely carry out the work of the Society. To become a member of the NSDAR a woman must prove blood descent from a person who rendered patriotic service during the American Revolution, and she must be at least 18 years old. For more information about or membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, please visit the National website at:

Our History

The Chapter is named for the Reverend John Rhodes, a Mennonite minister, who along with his wife and seven children were some of the first settlers in the area. In August 1764, John Rhodes, his wife and six of their seven children were killed in the last Indian Massacre in what is now Page County. His son Michael escaped and was held captive by the Indians for three years.

Our Chapter

The John Rhodes Chapter was formed on August 8, 1935, in Luray, Virginia. Mrs. W.C. Lauck was the Organizing Regent. There were fifteen chapter members. The chapter continues to grow, today having 63 members. The chapter continues maintaining its high standards of excellence in accomplishing goals; receiving honors and awards in many areas; and has members active on district, state and national levels.

Our Activities

The John Rhodes Chapter, NSDAR, undertakes numerous projects to preserve history, to foster patriotism and to promote education. Chapter activities include:

  • Sponsoring the Annual Fourth of July Children's Parade assisted by the White House Society Children of the American Revolution.
  • Donating funds to Page County for the preservation of records.
  • Donating children's books to the Page Public Library and to four local/county schools.
  • Awarding the DAR Good Citizens Medal to an outstanding high school senior.
  • Visiting veteran patients and donating needed items to a/the local/area veterans hospital.
  • Presenting medals to winners of the American History Essay Contest.
  • Presenting a Chapter Scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior each year.
  • Celebrating/Honoring/Recognizing Constitution Week with an editorial and article in the local newspaper and with the ringing of church bells.

    White House Society Children of the American Revolution

    The White House Society was organized on August 10, 1977, at an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of The White House, a designated Virginia and National historic landmark built in 1760. The White House is one of Page County's many landmarks.

    Mrs. John R. Hudson, Jr. was Senior Organizing President, and the Society was and continues to be sponsored by John Rhodes Chapter, NSDAR. The Society has members serving on a district, state and national level. Members range in age from birth to 22 years of age.

    The Society has been known for its community involvement and service including annual co-sponsorship (with John Rhodes Chapter) of the Fourth of July Children's Parade, maintenance of its "Adopt-a-Spot" and the historic Massanutten Monument. Works with the Page Public Library creating bulletin board displays and donating children's books. Members annually decorate tables for the Veterans' Day Luncheon and provide games and comfort items for Veteran's Hospital in Salem.

    For information about our chapter or membership into our chapter, please feel free to contact

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