For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

For almost 90 years, the members of the Captain Joshua Gray-Jonathan Hatch Chapter, NSDAR have been committed to furthering the mission of the National Society. We not only provide monetary support but we love having our boots on the ground. Our members have raised funds, donated time, offered guidance and assistance, conducted research, and worked hand-in-hand with various organizations throughout Cape Cod.

Below we share some of our Projects. 

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The DAR Good Citizens program is a wonderful way to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.


The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. United States citizenship is not required.

The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.)

Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.)

Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.)

Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals)

The recommended procedure for selecting a DAR Good Citizen is for the faculty to choose three seniors who have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, these qualities of a good citizen. From these three students, the senior class selects one student. Each school may, however, use a method of its own choice. Each school may honor only one senior class student per year as its DAR Good Citizen.

Each school's DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizens pin, certificate, and wallet recognition card. This student is then eligible, if he/she wishes, to enter the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest.

Historic Preservation

In 2016/17, our Chapter sponsored the recovery and much needed repair of a family photo album given to the Eastham Historical Society by Eastham sea captain, Edward Penniman’s granddaughter, Emma Broun. The photo album is currently on display at the School House Museum.


In 2018/19, our Chapter facilitated the purchase of the First Peoples display case at the Eastham School House Museum.


In 2019/20, our Chapter continued its support of the First Peoples 400th Anniversary project by funding a professional genealogist Dan Zoto to date, catalogue and create a display of Native artifacts, recently discovered to be in the School House collection.