We are the Tabitha Moffatt Brown Chapter NSDAR. We enjoy history, building community and each other. We are based in Aloha, Oregon. We meet one Tuesday each month. Our meetings are held at lunchtime so that members who work can come during their lunch hour.
Our values reflect those of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). We seek to make a difference in. . . .
- We give recognition to outstanding American history teachers in our area
- We support Chemawa Indian School and attend their events
- We support our state museums, including Newell Pioneer Village and Caples House
- We do annual cleanup of one of our local historic cemeteries
- We hold a community Valentine-making party to benefit our troops and veterans
- We hand out flags at the farmer’s market
- We welcome our newest Americans in citizenship ceremonies
When Tabitha Moffatt Brown reached Oregon, she was penniless. But she found a small coin in the finger of her glove, which paid for some needles. She traded some spare clothes for buckskin from the local Kalapuya Native Americans. Tabitha sewed the buckskin into gloves, earning $30, or the equivalent of $924 in today’s money.
Ultimately, she helped open an orphanage and school. That school became Pacific University, our state’s first college. And our state legislature proclaimed Tabitha to be Mother of Oregon.