Herald News Report
SPRINGFIELD – In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Lagonda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have temporarily reduced tour rates of $1.25 at the Pennsylvania House, 1311 W. Main St., Springfield, Ohio 45504.
Tours at the reduced rate take place 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11. The DAR, which is comprised of the descendants of the Patriots who won American independence, was founded on Oct. 11, 1890, as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
“Our chapter, which was organized in 1895, carries out the important mission of the National Society here on the local level,” Chapter Regent Toni Holcomb said. “We’re excited to demonstrate the vibrancy and contributions of today’s DAR by serving our local community as Daughters have been doing throughout the nation for 125 years.”
Prospective members can visit www.DAR.org to learn more. They can additionally contact the local chapter at 937-322-7668 or www.pennsylvaniahousemuseum.info/contact.htm to obtain more information about tours or membership eligibility.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.