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Service Work

The Nolachuckey Chapter, NSDAR, is constantly involved in different service projects in and around Greene County. This page lists only a small portion of the recent service work our Daughters have participated in. Please visit our Facebook page for the most current projects and ways to get involved!

Congratulations, Nolachuckey daughters! We met the "Spread the Sparkle" challenge, adding four or more new members in 2023, either by application or reinstatement. Challenges for this year:"Sparkle More in '24": Bring in 1 more member than we did in 2023and "Discover Treasured Gems": Bring in 4 or more new members by application or reinstatement in 2024 (same as the award we received this year). ... See MoreSee Less
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Our meeting today was packed full. Thank you to everyone who brought items for our female veterans and special thanks to our DAR Service for Veterans chair, Jackie Curran, for organizing! Also thanks to our two members who attended our meeting via Zoom. During the meeting Patty Neas spoke about the literacy committee's work to sponsor a book-themed table at the children's tea in April. If you are interested in financially supporting this project, please let Patty know. Our program was given by Kelly Boles. She gave an introduction to Genetic Genealogy and tips on how to make sense of your autosomal DNA matches. If you were unable to join us today, we look forward to seeing you in April!Also, if you are interested in participating in the Tennessee Patriot Y-DNA Challenge (Men only - Y-DNA) or the DAR DNA Network (everyone - all DNA tests), please let Kelly know. She can help. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for our annual open house on December 1st. 6PM - 8PM. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Announcing a third contest - this time for high school students:1. The Patriots of the American Revolution essay contest asks students in grades 9-12 to select a figure from the Revolutionary era (1173-1783) and discuss how s/he influenced the American Revolution. The essay is 800-1200 words. Contact for more information. Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ... See MoreSee Less
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Annual Chapter Events

While our chapter participates in and sponsors many events throughout the year, there are some that have become an annual tradition.

Caring For Old Harmony Cemetery

The Nolachuckey Chapter, NSDAR, began improving Old Harmony Cemetery in the 1950s. Old Harmony Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Greeneville, with some graves pre-dating the American Revolutionary War. Since the 1950s, our chapter has restored the cemetery, mapped it, built a brick wall surrounding it, and placed markers to honor the patriots buried there. We continue this maintenance work today, repairing and caring for parts of the cemetery displaying extreme wear and deterioration.

The sun backlights two headstones at Old Harmony Cemetery, casting a long shadow on the grass.
The sun backlights two headstones at Old Harmony Cemetery, casting a long shadow over the grass.
A book about the Johnson family lies open under a lamp. A holly bough is behind the book on the desk.
During the Christmas Open House, a side table at the Bartlett-Patterson DAR House displays a book about the Johnson family.

Christmas Open House

As part of Main Street Greeneville’s “Christmas in Downtown,” Nolachuckey Daughters decorate the Bartlett-Patterson DAR house, built by President Andrew Johnson’s great-granddaughter. The house is built in the same style as the nearby Andrew Johnson homeplace. The home is decorated in keeping with the time period and style. During the “Christmas in Downtown” open house, Nolachuckey Daughters are stationed in different rooms of the home, sharing information about the Johnson family.

Awards & Scholarships

Every year our chapter sponsors several awards and scholarships for members of the greater Greene County community. Nolachuckey Daughters sponsor the American History Essay Contest, which encourages students in grades five through eight to write about a particular American History prompt. The chapter also awards the DAR Good Citizenship Award, which recognizes local youths and allows the awardees to pursue associated scholarships. ROTC medals are given to outstanding ROTC student cadets in Greene County. Daughters also sponsor and support the awarding of two scholarships to attendees of Tusculum University, the Carrie McGaughey Clemens Scholarship and the Mary Hurley Wells Scholarship.

DAR Essay Winners
Chapter American History Essay Winners, Christy Gregg (Hoeke) and Lori Gregg (Tanner) pose with their state awards, winner and runner-up, respectively. Today, both are Nolachuckey Daughters.
New Citizens Stand, Pledging their Allegiance in a Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Greeneville, TN
America's newest citizens stand to swear the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Greeneville.

Naturalization Ceremonies

Nolachuckey Daughters often attend naturalization ceremonies for our newest American citizens. These are held regularly at the Federal Courthouse in Greeneville. After the new citizens swear the oath of allegiance and are naturalized, Daughters congratulate the new citizens, awarding each an American flag.