Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Fairfield, Connecticut

Tree lighting luminaries

The members of the EDB chapter of the NSDAR have provided 125+ years of service to God, home and country as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, teachers, nurses, veterans, local-state-national legislators, war correspondent, philanthropists, social worker, secretary, entrepreneur, volunteer to schools, scout troops, Red Cross, Town Committees, and as good neighbors.   Following are highlights from our chapter history of events.

125 Years of Service

1894-2019

Activities

Patriotism

Service for Veterans

The chapter supports two transitional homes for homeless veterans in Bridgeport.  Homes for the Brave supports 40 men.  The Pfc. Nicolas A. Madaras Home has beds for 15 women and children under 5 years.  The chapter presented the gift of a flagpole for Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras Home for Women Veterans.  

 

Veterans Day Reception

 

Memorial Day Parade

Chapter members design a parade float and march in the Fairfield town parade.

 

Independence Day Celebration and Reception

The chapter participates in the annual Independence Day ceremony presented by the Fairfield United Veterans Organization and hosts the reception after the ceremony on the Town Green.  

 

Constitution Week

The chapter receives a proclamation from the Town of Fairfield and has displays in the library.

 

 

 

Historic Preservation

Cemetery Projects

Chapter members participate in various restoration projects  in Old Burying Ground, East Cemetery, West Cemetery, Greenfield Hill Cemetery and Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

Franklin Mile Marker

The chapter maintains one of the three Franklin Mile Markers.

 

Powder House

In 2010, the Powder House Restoration Project received the 3rd place award from NSDAR.  The Powder House is believed to be the only existing one in Connecticut from the War of 1812.

 

 

Education

Old Academy School Room

The Old Academy school room is toured by over 2,000 school children a year and other groups.

 

DAR Good Citizen Award

The chapter gives the DAR Good Citizen Award to outstanding high school seniors.

 

DAR American History Essay Contest

Awards are given to middle school and home school students who write an essay on an historic topic designated by the NSDAR.  

 

Children of the American Revolution

The chapter supports the Thaddeus Burr Society of the C.A.R.  The society holds meetings and service projects throughout the year for children up to age 21.  

 

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Christmas Tree Lighting Open House and Reception

The Fairfield community is welcomed into the chapter house for refreshments hosted by the members.  Our chapter donated the Christmas tree in  1921 to honor one of our founding members, Mary B. Kippen.  In 2021, we celebrated the 100 year anniversary by placing 100 luminaries in front of the chapter house.  

 

Halloween on the Green

We participate in this annual event where our Old Academy is transformed into a Harry Potter themed "Old Academy of Wizardry" and we welcome trick or treators of all ages.

 

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