Peter Minuit Chapter
was founded in 1969 
in New York City.

Chapter organizing regent, Vivien Vecchiarelli, and charter members worked closely with past New York State Regent Adele Erb Sullivan to form a chapter that would meet after the work day to accommodate working women.


We're thrilled to be continuing this tradition for 50 years, serving our community, promoting historical preservation and education, all while cultivating life-long friendships. 



Our Chapter meets the First Monday evening of every month. We'd love to have you join us! For more details, please CONTACT US HERE!

In addition to monthly meetings, our chapter offers diverse activities, which are scheduled primarily on weeknights and weekends. Members' children, families, and guests are encouraged to join in these activities and get involved in our community.


A sample Calendar of Events includes the following activities:

  • Lectures

    • Professor Richard Boles on the Revolutionary War from the perspective of African Americans and Native Americans 

    • Professor Carol Berkin on the role of women during the American colonial period 

    • NYU Costume Studies Professor Nancy Diehl discusses fashion of the 1890s  

    • NYC Urban Park Rangers on the historical sites in our city's parks

  • A demonstration on women's self-defense by black belts Sensei Francine Salamone and Sensei Glenn Genovas

  • Wreath-laying ceremony at Trinity Church 

  • New York Cares Fall Day of Service

  • Tour: Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty 

  • Spring Fling Formal Gala and Auction Fundraiser

  • Holiday Luncheon

  • George & Martha Washington Birthday Ball

  • Performance of "An Evening with George Bernard Shaw's Women" 

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) offers us a unique chance to learn about the rich American history in the greater New York City area, give back to our local community, and hone our leadership skills within our chapter and at the state and national levels, all while networking and building friendships. Members are involved as much or as little as their time affords, and we enjoy the mix of new and familiar faces at our meetings and activities.

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