Smith Center, Kansas
Sarah Steward Chapter was organized on April 18, 1931, in Smith Center, Kansas. Sarah Steward was the wife of the patriot of the Organizing Vice Regent, Alice Steward Smith. In 1933, the chapter placed a marker at the burial site of Sarah and her husband.
The chapter surveyed and indexed all the Smith County cemeteries, publishing these in two volumes. The second volume also contains the result of an interesting high school project sponsored by the chapter. Students were encouraged to interview the oldest county resident they knew. The result was a fascinating history of Smith County from a pioneer's viewpoint. The chapter also indexed the 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census of Smith County.
Sarah Steward is proud to have three state Outstanding Juniors chosen from its membership. A DAR member is called a Junior member until her 36th birthday. These active young women are very important to DAR, serving as pages at state and national events, and raising tens of thousands of dollars each year for academic scholarships.
Shown above is a Junior holiday luncheon attended by Juniors and Junior supporters of several Kansas chapters, including this one. Juniors collected for Toys for Tots at the event. (Photos courtesy Deana Sage.)
Meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, September through May. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Please contact us for more information, using the link below.
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