The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), was founded to “perpetuate the memory and spirit of the women and men who achieved American independence.” We are a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education and promoting patriotism.
The Lighthouse Point Chapter, NSDAR, was formed in 1998 in Lighthouse Point, Broward County, Florida. Our chapter name, and the symbol of our chapter, was derived from the 145 foot Hillsboro Lighthouse, also known as “The Big Diamond.” The lighthouse was first lit in 1907 and electrified in the late 1930′s. It became automated and unmanned in 1972. Although unmanned as a light station, the dwellings were converted into recreational cottages for senior military personnel. In 1978, the lighthouse and dwellings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In August 2014, our chapter placed a historic marker in the Hillsboro Inlet Park to commemorate “our” lighthouse.
Last Updated 11/07/2014