Celebrating 120 Years!


After being admitted to the National Society, twelve women from the local area formed this historical chapter in 1897 in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2017, the Presque Isle Chapter NSDAR celebrated its 120th year!


Presque Isle Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), located in Erie, Pennsylvania, was named for a peninsula, four miles long and one and a half miles at its greatest width, that extends into Lake Erie. Presque Isle encloses and forms a beautiful bay and harbor. Presque Isle, constantly reshaped by waves and wind, became a state park in 1921.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie is a city in and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Named for Lake Erie and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of approximately 100,000.  The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, has about 276,000 residents.


Erie is situated between Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Its manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as an indoor water park, Splash Lagoon, an amusement park, Waldameer Park, and Presque Isle Downs Casino and Horse Racetrack.


Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship, U.S. Brig Niagara, a two masted square rigged tall ship that sails the Great Lakes still today. The city has also been called the "Gem City" because of the sparkling lake. 


In 2012, Erie hosted the Perry 200 Commemoration, celebrating 200 years of peace between England, America and Canada following the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie.


Note: Erie, Pennsylvania's Bicentennial Tower appears on several pages of this web site. This monument is located at the foot of State Street in Erie. It was a gift to commemorate Erie's 200 years as a city in 1995! 

The photo was taken by Breanna M. Golab and is reprinted with permission.

Lake Erie

Presque Isle State Park is a 3,112-acre Pennsylvania state park on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, 4 miles west of the city of Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.This photo, taken from a beach on Presque Isle State Park, depicts one of Erie's incredible sunsets.  


Photo taken by Breanna M. Golab, reprinted with permission.

Presque Isle Beach in Spring

A sandy beach on Presque Isle State Park.


Photo taken by Breanna M. Golab, reprinted with permission.

The content contained herein does not necessarily represent the position of the NSDAR. Hyperlinks to other sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters. 

Unless otherwise noted, photographs used throughout the website have been taken by members of the Presque Isle Chapter, NSDAR.

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