Pleasant Prospect Chapter, NSDAR, was formed on June 5, 2021, the result of a merger of Marlborough Towne Chapter, NSDAR, and Toaping Castle Chapter, NSDAR. Daughters of the new chapter chose the name because both chapters have a connection to the Walker family. Toaping Castle was the name of the original Walker family home in Greenbelt, Maryland in Prince George’s county. Pleasant Prospect was the childhood home of the husband of Marlborough Towne’s member Joan Walker. The Walkers were an influential family in mid-Prince George’s county and many of them remain in the area. Mitchellville is also midway between the two chapters. Pleasant Prospect is a home on the historic register in Mitchellville, Maryland. It was built in 1798 on the original 500 acres known as “Forests of Prince George’s County”. It is considered an outstanding example of a Federal style plantation house. It was a working plantation that grew corn, tobacco, and grasses.
The original owner was Thomas Sprigg who willed it to John Contee, his son-in-law. In 1868 it was purchased by Edward Walker. The Walker family owned it until 1989 when it was sold to the current owners Raymond and Vera Gartoff. The Gartoff’s have done considerable repairs to the house. It is not open to the public.
Who are we?
The Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Nationally, DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
Chapter events include participation in Wreaths Across America, honoring DAR Good Citizens from area high schools, and several other community activities in support of veterans and women’s issues. We would love to talk to you about becoming a member of the National Society. If you would like more information on the DAR, our chapter, events, or membership please contact us.