Historical Preservation, Education, and Patriotism

The Missouris Shoal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), was formed in 1977 in Lathrop, Clinton County, Missouri. We enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere and hospitality brought by meeting at the First Christian Church, Lathrop, MO, from September through June. Our chapter participates in many activities promoting our Society’s goals of Historical Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. And along the way we share the fun and excitement of our activities and the friendships that bonds us for a life time. We hope you will join us during one of our chapter meetings to learn more about our organization and what makes us “Today’s DAR!” Please contact us for meeting times and location. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly group!

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A Brief History

An organizational meeting for a new National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter was held December 7, 1977, Pearl Harbor Day, at the home of Mrs. Virginia Crouch Porter, Lathrop, Missouri. Mrs. Maurice Shire, State Organizing Chairman, presided. The name “Missouris Shoal” was chosen to represent the historical and geographic significance of Clinton County. The Missouris Tribe of Native Americans lived in the area and Shoal Creek is a waterway in the County. Forty-six ladies agreed to be organizing and charter members.