In 2017, our chapter honored Tabitha Moffatt Brown with the DAR Women in History Award. This award is appropriate not only because of Tabitha’s importance to Oregon history, but also because she is a Real Daughter–that is, her father fought in the American Revolution. The Our Namesake section tells more about Tabitha’s fascinating life.
Two of Tabitha’s descendants belong to our chapter, as a member and associate. A third descendant also works as a history docent, regularly portraying Alvin T. Smith, a missionary who lived in historic Forest Grove.
For our ceremony to honor Tabitha, chapter members traveled to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where Tabitha helped found this institution. University staff, local historians and docents, and a Pacific University student joined us in this celebration.