History of Our Chapter



soldiers delight   thomas johnson

Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area

       Soldiers Delight, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, was used during the Revolutionary War by soldiers for rest and relaxation. Today it is a 1900-acre nature area with a visitor center, hiking trails, and deer hunting areas.


Governor Thomas Johnson     1732–1819

 Thomas Johnson was a Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, and served as the state's first governor. In 1791, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by George Washington.


The Soldiers Delight-Thomas Johnson Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is the result of the merger of two chapters in 2001. The organizing regents were Mrs. Henry W. Rodgers of the Thomas Johnson Chapter NSDAR, organized on December 15, 1905, and Mrs. Charles W. Walter of the Soldiers Delight Chapter NSDAR, organized on February 26, 1966.

Our chapter has five Lifetime Honorary Regents: Ethel Herrera Jaeger, Carolyn Kopple Johnston, Patricia Pruett Onnen, Linda Corinne Mistler, and Mary Kropff Freyer. The honor has been bestowed on these members because of their dedication to the chapter by serving as regent for three terms consisting of two years each.

The ages of our members span 50 years. There are numerous mothers, daughters, and sisters as members in the chapter, which adds to the friendly and supportive atmosphere of our meetings. Currently there are 30 members and five associate members.

The chapter generally meets on either the second Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon of the months of October, November, December, March, April, May, and June. Due to the probability of inclement weather, we do not meet during the months of January and February. Light refreshments are served at our meetings which are held at members' homes, community spaces or restaurants.