Mary Chilton Chapter
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mary Chilton: First Woman to Step Ashore at Plymouth Rock
Mary Chilton Winslow 1607 - ca April 1679
The financial assets which complete much of the chapterís work come from
the bequest of Dorothy Day Davenport, past regent (1927-1928) and avid Daughter. The Mary Chilton Foundation was established in July
1985 as a separate grant-making organization to manage appropriated funds with the goals of asset management and philanthropic responsibility.
Foundation is dedicated to funding programs that enhance the quality of life in South Dakota through the DAR philosophies of historic
preservation, promotion of patriotism, and support of education. Foundation grants are a tribute to Dorothy Day Davenportís
dedication to the Mary Chilton Chapter and to the greater Sioux Falls community.
We, as a DAR chapter, are proud to coordinate with
the Foundation to provide financial aid to fulfill grant requests received from all over the state of South Dakota.
Last Updated: June 23, 2014
Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.
Mary Chilton Foundation web site is not affiliated with or owned by the Mary Chilton Chapter, National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Mary Chilton Chapter, NSDAR, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was organized June 17, 1915, Chartered June 10, 1916, and incorporated on
November 20, 1957. The chapter is named for Mary Chilton, the first woman to step ashore off the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts,
In 2010, a marker was placed at the Veterans' Memorial Park to recognize the National DAR, organized in 1890, and the
Mary Chilton DAR Chapter organized in 1915.
From the beginning of the chapter's history, its efforts to represent the best of
NSDAR were centered around the three objectives of the Daughters: education, promotion of patriotism, and historical preservation.