Welcome to the Westport Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Kansas City, Missouri
Who We Are
The Westport Chapter was the third chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to be established in Kansas City, Missouri. It was organized on February 2, 1937, and named to commemorate the town of Westport, platted one hundred years earlier by John C. McCoy.
The incentive for the chapter's founding was then President General Becker's administration's emphasis on expanding the membership of younger women. Mrs. Hale Houts, herself a charter member of the first chapter to be organized nationally for this age group and an expert in genealogy, was the sponsor, and Mrs. Edward Brous, the organizing regent. Charter members numbered twenty-five.
Today our membership is around 100, with all age groups represented. We meet the third Monday of each month in the homes of our members or at Bishop Spencer Place (in the Westport area) with interesting and timely historical, educational, and patriotic programs following our luncheon and before a short business meeting.
If you are interested in learning more about the Westport Chapter, or visiting a chapter meeting, please contact Membership Chairman Bev Rein for more information.
Our meeting program schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows:
September 19: “Volunteerism in Early America”
October 17: “Kansas City, Our Collected Memories”
November 21: “Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City’s World War I Monuments and Memorials”
December 10: Holiday Coffee
January 16: “History of the UMKC Conservatory and the Future Plans”
February 20: “Westport and Arrow Rock”
March 20: “Antique Buttons”
April 17: “Paul Revere’s Ride - What Actually Went Down That Night”
May 15: “The Newly Renovated and Designated National Museum of Toys and Miniatures”
June 19: “Teaching of American History, Then and Now”