Monday, March 24, 2014

Organization of the Week: Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Chapter was organized on February 14, 1894 at the home of Miss Julia Leupp in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The chapter was named to honor New Jersey infantry troops who have been referred to as "Jersey Blues" troops since as early as 1747.

The organization has been committed to historic preservation, education, and patriotic public service since its founding. Beginning in 1914, the Jersey Blue Chapter has maintained and operated the circa 1739 Buccleuch Mansion in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The site opened as a museum in 1915 and its interior and furnishings have been maintained by the women to promote the appreciation of American history. Volunteer docents guide visitors through the building on the last Sunday afternoon from June through October.

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and meetings hosted by the Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution or to become a member, please call 732-745-5094 or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njdar/Jerseyblue.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.



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