Historic Preservation

For the last 55 years, Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR, has supported the preservation of history

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  • Marking the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots
  • Purchasing a drop-down panel describing the night “George Washington Really Did Sleep Here” displayed in the Port Tobacco Courthouse
  • Researching, designing, and placing a pull-up exhibit called “Proprietors in Port Tobacco” at Stagg Hall in historic Port Tobacco
  • Researching, designing, and placing an exhibit called “Women of the American Revolution in the Maryland Veterans Museum
  • Transcribing old Thomas Stone family letters for the National Park Service
  • Transcribing and indexing genealogical records for DAR, FamilySearch.org, and other genealogical societies and organizations
  • Participating in archaeological digs and restoration of the colonial county seat, Port Tobacco
  • Cleaning up cemeteries and documenting tombstones
  • Serving as docents at various historical sites
  • Marking the graves of deceased chapter DAR members
  • Writing personal family histories
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    Top right: Grave marking ceremony. Above left: Chapter members visit the “Women of the American Revolution" exhibit at the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park. (Photos by Port Tobacco Chapter, NSDAR)