WELCOME TO THE WALTER HINES PAGE CHAPTER, NSDAR
Established in 1925 with 38 members, the Walter Hines Page Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) now has 130 members and over 500 associate members residing throughout the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States, France, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Germany and Japan, who support our projects.
The Walter Hines Page Chapter (WHP) is named after Walter Hines Page, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. Page is honoured at Westminster Abbey for his role influencing the U.S.A. to support Britain in World War I.
Our events include speeches and presentations on various elements of American history, regular visits to Benjamin Franklin’s house, Remembrance Day ceremonies hosted by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and at St. Paul’s Cathedral, U.S. Presidential election breakfasts, Thanksgiving galas, trips to Sulgrave Manor (George Washington's ancestral home), and many more.
The chapter supports charities and organizations in keeping with the DAR priorities of Preservation, Patriotism and Education.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Walter Hines Page contributions benefit the U.K. community while also promoting unity between the U.K. and the U.S. The chapter supports a number of worthy causes, all of which fit well with the values of the NSDAR: patriotism, preservation and education.
GEORGE WASHINGTON STATUE
TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON
On February 22, 2018, the chapter launched the first annual birthday wreath-laying ceremony to honour George Washington. The statue, located at Trafalgar Square, has had its plinth restored by the combined donations of U.S. Ambassador Johnson and the Walter Hines Page Chapter.
FRANKLY SPEAKING: DEBATE COMPETITION
In support of the Benjamin Franklin House Debate Competition, an annual event, WHP sponsors the winning awards for grades 10-11 and 12-13 debate competitors. The senior winner is invited to debate in the U.S.A. along with others from a number of international debate competitions. The younger winner of the last two contests has been invited to a WHP-sponsored lunch and tour of the House of Lords, led by Lord Cope of Berkeley.
ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM 2018
"CHANGING TECHNOLOGY AND WARFARE"
The chapter sponsors the educational workshop: ‘Changing Technology and Warfare’ at the RAF Museum, London. Re-opened in June 2018 after a £26 million investment, the museum includes three exhibitions, restored historic buildings and a new learning centre. It tells the stories of the amazing men and women of the Royal Air Force, past and present, and explores what the future might look like for the world's first independent air force.