Theresa Mell Erickson, daughter of Robert L. Mell III a beloved member of #310, attended a MCL meeting to talk
about the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She invited members of the Three Rivers Detachment to attend the gala event. Commandant Matt Popovich and member Rick Barzen accepted the invition; they would escort ladies arriving without a companion to the ballroom. Theresa is Membership Chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter and is very involved in chapter events and activities.
Friday, June 10, 2016, marked the 125th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Chaper of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR Pittsburgh Chapter holds Charter #1 in the National Society and owns and operates Pittsubrgh’s oldest architectural lnadmark, the Fort Pitt Block House.
This landmark is still privately owned and operated by the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County Pennsylvania and receives no state or federal funding. It has remained free and open to the public since 1895; it is the only remnant left to remind us of Pittsburgh’s earliest history. Much of its architectural fabric is intact within the stone foundation, bricks and timber elements from its origianl 1764 construction. The Block House is listed as a National Historic Landmark, reiterating its importance to our nation’s history.
The ladies of the Pittsburgh Chaper are strong military supporters and the Chapter was honored to have the Marines presence.