Halpatiokee Chapter, welcomes state DAR librarian

DAR members donating books to Martin County Libraries
DAR members donating books to Martin County Libraries are, from left, Kathleen J. Callanan, State DAR librarian; Janette Noe, Collections Manager, Martin County

STUART — The Halpatiokee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed the Florida State DAR librarian Kathleen J. Callanan as guest speaker at the March meeting at Yacht & Country Club.

Her presentation centered on the Florida the DAR genealogy collection on loan to the Orlando library system, and is available to all library patrons.

Callanan joined with Halpatiokee’s librarian Margaret Gray and Regent Joyce Fletcher Menard in contributing “Western Massachusetts Families in 1790” in the Genealogy Room of the Blake Library on Monterey Road, Stuart, in memory of of Edith Bradley, long-time member of the DAR and Halpatiokee Chapter.

Halpatiokee Chapter DAR continuously provides books for the genealogy collection.

Copies of “Windows, Memorials and More” were presented for each of the libraries in the Martin County Library System. This book focuses on the history of Martin County’s oldest church, All Saints Episcopal Church, Jensen Beach, and was written by local girl, Joyce A Fletcher Menard.

Janette Noe, Collections Manager for the Martin County Library System, accepted the donations for the libraries.

“These books will be added to our growing collection of genealogical and historical resources for our patrons,” Noe said.

The Halpatiokee Chapter of the Florida State Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Stuart in 1949. Its mission is to keep the spirit of the DAR through Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. It strives to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence.

For information on the local Halpatiokee NSDAR Chapter, contact Ruth Fox, registrar, at moc.liamgnull@ff4mkeinre.