The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has announced that the organization will be donating $2,707.00 to the Salem County Historical Society for the “Salem County in the Revolution” Educational Program. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Oak Tree Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Salem, New Jersey.
The “Salem County in the Revolution” Educational Program is a costumed history program that will teach school children about the issues and events surrounding the 1778 British occupation of Salem, New Jersey. The program will have the capacity to include the accounts of rebels and loyalists, men and women, black and white, free and slave in costume or uniform and present their point of view on the Revolution and its impact on our community. The DAR Grant funding will be matched by the Salem County Historical Society in order to purchase the costumes, uniforms and equipment for the program. When implemented, the program will be available to all homeschooled and Salem County school children. The program will be presented both at the Historical Society facilities and in the classroom.
The Salem County Historical Society is very grateful to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oak Tree Chapter for their generous support of this important program.