We Honor Our Veterans

The Bluffton Public Library is hosting an Emily Geiger Chapter display devoted to the Vietnam War and Vietnam Vet related publications.  

Emily Geiger Delegates to the 2014 State Conference
Barbara Lesniak, American History Chairman
presents the winners of 2014 American History Essay Contest.

A member knits helmet liners for deployed military 

Our members conduct genealogy workshops

Planting a butterfly garden at the Tamassee DAR School

Links to consider: 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution 


Emily Geiger Chapter members work closely with the Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island. 
Click here for more information. 

Emily Geiger Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Bluffton, South Carolina 



Who are we?

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The Emily Geiger Chapter is located in Bluffton, South Carolina, and was organized on September 8, 2005. Our chapter includes active women from Bluffton and the surrounding area. We typically meet the second Thursday of each month from September through May, plus occasional evening get-togethers and other outings. Chapter projects support South Carolina Veterans, active military and their families, literacy, and scholarships and awards to local school-age children. Any woman 18 years or older - regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background - who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

 Find out more about becoming a member!

 Mary Williamson, Regent 

Please contact us for an invitation to a meeting!




Who was Emily Geiger?

At the period when General Nathaniel Greene was retreating from Ninety-Six, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, he was anxious to send an order to General Sumter, who was encamped on the Wateree. General Greene wanted Sumter to join him and attack the British commander, Lord Rawdon, who had divided his forces. 

But no one could be found willing to run the risk of traveling a section of the country controlled by vengeful Tories. At length a young girl, Emily Geiger by name, offered her services, greatly to the surprise of the American officer, who at once accepted them. He accordingly wrote a letter, which he gave to the girl, but at the same time informed her of its contents, that she might be able to deliver the message orally in case of accident. 

Emily set out on horseback, and met with no adventures until the second day, when she was intercepted by Lord Rawdon's scouts. Not being skilled in telling falsehoods, she was suspected and placed in confinement, and an old Tory matron was sent for, that she might be searched. Emily passed the time by eating the letter and, nothing suspicious being afterward found on her, she was allowed to proceed. She succeeded in reaching her destination and discharging her mission. In consequence, Sumter soon joined the main army at Orangeburg.


Email us at the Emily Geiger Chapter for more information about becoming a member, or for an invitation to a meeting.

Beginning your lineage research 

Get involved with Literacy Programs! 

Meet the Emily Geiger Chapter Regent and Vice Regent

Emily Geiger Chapter DAR occasionally offers genealogy workshops.  The one mentioned in this video has passed, but stay tuned for another opportunity. 
Contacemilygeiger.regent@yahoo.com if you would like more information

YouTube Video

The members of Daughters of the American Revolution have been challenged. 
Watch this video to see what it's all about.