About the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution

    The Pennsylvania Society - SAR was organized in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 23, 1893, with 25 charter members, all from the District of Columbia Society - since the National headquarters was then located in Washington, D.C.   Colonel William A. Herron was the first president, serving until 1900.   Nowadays, presidents serve only one year.

    By 1902, membership had grown to 378 - and by 2014 has reached nearly 1800.  The Pennsylvania Society, like the other State Societies across the nation, is authorized to issue chapter charters within the state.  In Pennsylvania, there are now 24 local chapters, plus an "at large" chapter.

    The Society holds quarterly meetings - hosted around the state in turn by the local chapters - at which Pennsylvania members and their guests foregather, dine and get acquainted, and the Compatriots conduct business of state-wide concern.   Medals and awards are presented to members and other Americans for patriotic activities and civic services, and donations made to worthy historical and genealogical projects, associated with the colonial and Revolutionary period.  A quarterly magazine, The Minuteman, containing reports and articles, is also published.

    The State Society headquarters is moveable, the mailing address being wherever the State Secretary happens to reside.  Currently, The State President, Joe McMullen lives in Quarryville and the Secretary, James F. Hall, resides West Chester, PA. .

     The location of the state chapters are shown on the map below, grouped by the district (D-1 to D-11) that contains them.

 

PASSAR District Map 

 

District 1

District 2

District 3

District4

1-Philadelphia Continental
Philadelphia area

4-Valley Forge
Allentown/Bethlehem

3-Gov Joseph Hiester
Reading

Harris Ferry

Dauphin/Perry

Washington Crossing
Bucks County

Northeast
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Continental Congress

York

Washingtonberg

Cumberland

 

 

 

Conococheague

Franklin

 

 

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

William Maclay
Sunbury

Gen James Potter

Potter

Centre County

State College

Arthur St. Clair
Westmoreland

Fort Halifax

Northumberland

Tiadaghton

Williamsport

Frontier Patriots

 Blair

Somerset-Cambria

Somerset

 

District 9

District 10

District 11

Fort Jackson
Waynesburg

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh/Allegheny

Erie
Erie

George Washington
Washington

Gen Anthony Wayne
Beaver Falls

 

 

Christopher Gist
Butler

 


                                                      

  Last Modified 5/20/2017