The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Our meetings are normally held on the second Saturday of the month, September through June.  Contact us for more information.

Ninian Edwards Chapter was organized June 24, 1912, in Alton, Illinois, county of Madison.  The chapter was named for Ninian Edwards.  He was known for his public service and a great deal of work developing the farming, manufacturing, and commerce interest in the state.

On September 16, 1912, the chapter placed a bronze tablet, in the Madison county courthouse, for twenty-three Revolutionary War soldiers.  In 2007, research proved fourteen more soldiers not named on the plaque and we purchased another bronze plaque to honor them.  Nineteen Revolutionary War soldiers and three daughters of Revolutionary War patriots have been marked.  Another was marked in 2009 with four awaiting approval to be honored with ceremonies in 2010.

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