Welcome to the Major Pierson B. Reading Chapter DAR

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising over 3,000 chapters and over 175,000 members. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women officially organized the NSDAR for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, more than 900,000 women have joined, representing chapters in fifty states and many countries around the world serving God, Home and Country.

The Reading Chapter, DAR, was organized March 2, 1946, by Mrs. Gertrude Bell Steger and 28 others. There were 48 charter members. Our chapter was named after Major Pierson B. Reading, who received the first land grant 1848, then a Mexican Territory and was the first permanent settler in the area. His adobe was the first county seat of the newly created Shasta County in 1850.   

The Reading Chapter meets the first Monday of the month, with national holidays on the following Monday. We are a small but steady chapter of nearly 60 active members, plus several associate members, including descendants of our chapter namesake, Pierson Barton Reading. We provide programs to our members and participate in various local activities promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.


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