DAR to host anniversary reception Sept. 18

September 13, 2017

The Col. David Hall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to a reception commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of its namesake patriot, former Delaware Gov. Col. David Hall. The event will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at the historic Maull House, 536 Pilottown Road in Lewes.

The ceremony will feature a proclamation from Lewes Mayor Ted Becker and brief remarks about Hall's contributions to the Revolutionary War and the history of Delaware. Light refreshments will be served and guided tours of the house will be available. RSVP to Denise Clemons, 302-645-2089.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

The DAR chapter owns and maintains the ca. 1739 Maull House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building features structural elements from the time the two-story, gambrel-roofed house was originally constructed. The house takes its name form the family who lived there during the 18th century and again from 1836 to the 1950s.