Chapter History

The fifth oldest chapter in the state of Colorado, Centennial State Chapter, NSDAR, was founded September 17, 1904, in Greeley, Colorado. The chapter name was selected because Colorado is the Centennial State, admitted to the Union in the centennial year of American Independence in 1876.

Sarah Carr Hogarty (Mrs. M.J.) was the Organizing Regent. Organizing officers, in addition to Sarah Hogarty, were Susan Adams (Vice Regent), Josephine Cheeseman (Recording Secretary), Evelyn Delbridge (Corresponding Secretary), Mary Thayer (Registrar),  Margaret Gale (Treasurer), and Edna Van Craig (Historian).

From the beginning, great emphasis has been placed on the National Society’s three areas of focus: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For over 115 years, Centennial State Chapter, NSDAR, has continued to further those objectives, serving Greeley, Colorado, and the surrounding communities in a variety of ways.