Clough Valley Chapter was organized December 7, 1961, by Mrs. Edith Pope Westerman, the first
regent, along with 18 additional women and is one of the newer chapters in Ohio. Our chapter name
honors Richard Clough Anderson, the original surveyor of the Eastern Cincinnati Area.
The mission of our chapter is historic preservation, promotion of education, and fostering of patriotism.
· Our chapter supports and helps maintain the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead in Camp Dennison, Ohio, which
is owned by the Ohio Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Christian Waldschmidt, a
Revolutionary War patriot, built this home in 1804. The Camp Dennison area was used as a military training
camp and hosted a hospital facility during the Civil War.
· We assist in celebrating historical events and period reenactments at the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead.
School children increase their history knowledge as they tour the property and visit the Civil War Museum
within the home.
· We assist prospective members with their DAR applications.
· The chapter is involved in the DAR Genealogy Preservation project that indexes DAR linage information from
all the DAR applications.
· Literacy in the community is promoted. We have partnered with Mt. Washington Elementary School to assist in
providing needed supplies, tutoring, and presentation of programs.
· The Clough Valley Chapter supports three of the eight DAR-supported schools: Crossnore School, Hindman
Settlement School, and Tamassee DAR School.
· We support the Indian Summer Camp Program.
· Our chapter serves the military by supplying requested items to the Cincinnati Veterans Hospital and the
Cincinnati Fisher House on the hospital grounds.
· Manufacturer coupons are collected to assist the military families deployed in other countries.
Members are generally from the eastern side of Cincinnati and surrounding communities.
Our chapter meets the third Saturday at 11a.m. each month in the Eastgate area, September through June
(excluding January). We begin with our business meeting which is followed by lunch. After socializing we enjoy
a program which enriches our knowledge and enhances our projects.
Please contact our chapter officers if you want more information by using this email link.
Website last updated: November 16, 2013