Braddock Trail Chapter NSDAR is the proud owner of the Warden Mansion, located in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. On the National Register of Historic Places, Warden Mansion hosts the monthly meetings and other activities throughout the year. In addition, a genealogical library is open to the public during the summer. Stay and browse, and if you have any questions or would like information on becoming a member of our chapter, let us know! We also welcome your comments and suggestions.
The Braddock Trail Chapter owns the historic Samuel Warden Mansion in Mount Pleasant, PA. We maintain and preserve this house. In the house is our Genealogical Library which contains volumes of local genealogy and history. The library is open to the public. Our members collect aluminum cans for the upkeep of a local cemetery.
We support the renovations and upkeep of the Pennsylvania Children’s Center at Tamassee through the State Regents’ Projects. Our members donate to the different schools and support the President General’s school projects. We save and donate Boxtops for Education to the different schools. The chapter sponsors the Peggy Shaw Society Chapter Children of the American Revolution. Each year we give 4 American History Awards to local school children; if there are any state or district winners, we sponsor them at the PA State Luncheon at Continental Congress. One of our members won a Junior Award for a Community Classroom Project.
We support and honor our active military personnel through donations of gift cards, personal items, food; backpacks to military families are donated through the USO. Members donate personal items to local Veteran Hospitals and save cancelled stamps for disabled veterans. As a Commemorative Partner of the 50th Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Committee, we honor our Vietnam Vets through events held during the year. Two Good Citizen Awards are given to local high seniors each year. Our chapter has programs featuring veterans, the flag and patriotic events and people.
We would like to thank the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau for the grant they awarded to us. The funds will be used to offset expenses for the Festival of Lights.
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Chapter meetings are held the second Saturday of the month from September through June. The Festival of Lights is held from the last Friday of November through the first Sunday of December. The library is open to the public from April through September, Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.