After a long period of abandoment, Fort Niagara was well on its way to ruins. With the organization of the Old Fort Niagara Association and the support of many, Old Fort Niagara was restored between 1926 and 1934. In 1934, a plaque was placed in the French Castle, at the Fort, Commemorating the names of NSDAR chapters who helped furnish the Council Chamber room, also known as the Johnson Room, during the restoration project.
FURNISHED BY THE FOLLOWING CHPATERS
ABIGAIL FILLMORE - BUFFALO
IRONDEQUOIT - ROCHESTER
KATHARINE PRATT HORTON - BUFFALO
NIAGARA FALLS - NIAGARA FALLS
ORLEAND - ALBION
NEWARK - NEWARK
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR"
On April 14, 2012, members from these chapters, joined together to commemorate and celebrate 78 years of our chapters working together to further historic preservation. Special guest of honor was NY State Regent, Denise Doring VanBuren. Niagara Falls Chapter Regent, Jan Johnpier, gave a toast to commemorate the occaison:
"At this time, I would like to propose a Toast,
To commemorate the work of our
DAR sisters who have come before us and to celebrate 78 years
of our chapters working together to further historic preservation. Hear Hear Ladies! "
Daughters raised their glasses in the spirit of commemoration. Immediately following, NY State Regent, Denise Doring VanBuren, gave remarks, followed by a closing prayer, which was given by NY State Chaplain, Carole Levering.
L-R: NY State Chaplain, Carole Levering; NY State Regent, Denise Doring VanBuren;
and Niagara Falls Chapter Regent (past), Jan Johnpier.
Members from all chapters, with NY State Regent, Denise Doring VanBuren,
in front of the French Castle, at Old Fort Niagara.