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About NJDAR

New Jersey DAR PinThe New Jersey State Society (NJDAR) was organized on April 29, 1891. Today, there are forty-eight NJDAR chapters located throughout the state.

The NJDAR headquarters resides at the Watson House, 151 Wescott Ave., Trenton, NJ, 08610-5721. The Isaac Watson House was built in 1708. Isaac Watson was the son of Quakers who came to this country from England in 1684. The furniture in the house today antedates 1790, and several pieces were made by New Jersey craftsmen. Many articles in the house have been donated by New Jersey Daughters.

The New Jersey DAR sponsors one of the period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall at NSDAR headquarters in Washington, D.C. The New Jersey Room was installed prior to 1911 and is modeled on an ancient room from the City of London. The Paneling and furniture for the room were carved from oak timbers salvaged from the British ship HMS Augusta that sank during the Battle of Red Bank on October 23, 1777.

The NJDAR Library is housed in the Special Collections Department of Rutgers University's Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08903. Please click here for information about the library.

 

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