Our Chapter at Work
The Buena Vista Chapter abstracted all
the names in the wills
1880-1900 in Buena Vista County. These
names were then alphabetized and
cross-referenced in three volumes
titled "Abstracts of Wills of Buena Vista
County, Iowa 1880-1900." This was done
because the 1890 census was destroyed in a
fire in Washington, D.C. and the names were
lost. These volumes were submitted to the
Buena Vista Genealogical Library, the Iowa
Genealogical Society Library, the Iowa
Historical Society Library and the National
Daughters of the America Revolution Library.
Chapter NSDAR worked to landscape
the area around the Pioneer
Rock. The rock was dedicated
on October 11, 1926.
This chapter project received
national recognition as the Third
Place winner of the Conservation
Chapter Contest and was awarded
Second Place in the North Central
Division Chapter Contest for 2015.
Chapter sponsored the
ISDAR Scholarship winner for 2015.
Chapter Regent Ruth Stark is
the winner and family members.
Mayor Jon Kruse
Constitution Week Proclamation,
members presented Community
to George Whitehouse, December
Our DAR chapter display case
at the Buena Vista Historical Museum
in Storm Lake
Pictured is Ruth Stark.
presenting a scholarship to the
DAR Good Citizens Award winner.
||The Buena Vista Chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Revolution, together with Boy Scouts
of America Troops 103 and 104 and
American Veterans, held a Flag
Retirement Ceremony Sunday October
19, 2014 at Scout Park in Storm
|Buena Vista Chapter DAR awarded
the NSDAR ROTC Certificate and Medal
to Deni Lynn Peters for her
demonstration of academic
excellence, dependability, good
character, adherence to military
discipline, leadership, and a
fundamental and patriotic
understanding of the importance of
the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
This was awarded October 15, 2014.
||Pictured, left to right are:
Captain Thomas Gorman of the Buena
Vista University ROTC program; Deni
Lynn Peters, senior at Buena Vista
University; Ruth Stark, of Buena
Vista Chapter DAR.