Jean Nicolet Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
De Pere, Wisconsin
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The Jean Nicolet Chapter was founded in May 1906 under the leadership of Mrs. Jeremiah S. (Francis Lawton) Dunham. The charter members chose the name of explorer Jean Nicolet as the historical icon for the newly formed Wisconsin chapter.

Jean Nicolet was the first explorer to visit Wisconsin in 1634. Sent by Governor Samuel de Champlain of New France, he entered Green Bay, and followed the Fox River to Lake Winnebago.

Jean Nicolet

If you have, or think you have, a patriot ancestor who supported America’s fight for independence in the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York,) and you are interested in learning more about us, contact us at

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was established in 1896. It is a non-profit and non-political organization. There are nearly 168,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters.

Today the Jean Nicolet Chapter is thriving with active members from De Pere, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Black Creek, Sturgeon Bay, Waupaca, Manitowoc, Oconto, Marinette, Menominee, and other cities and states.

NSDAR headquarters is in Washington D.C., and covers a complete block near the White House. The complex is comprised of three buildings: Memorial Continental Hall, DAR Constitution Hall, and the Administration Building. These buildings house the DAR Library, DAR Museum, and the Americana Collection.


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Last updated on March 31, 2011