About Us

The Antelope Valley Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on February 19, 1956. Taking its name from this region, the chapter was organized by Mrs. Verne R. Smith as organizing regent. The chapter is made up of women of all ages and the chapter tries to accommodate busy women by holding our meetings on Saturdays.

We welcome any woman for membership who is over 18 years of age and who is descended from a man or woman who aided in achieving American Independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783. For meeting locations and other information, please contact our registrar, Chris Horne.

Located in the southwest portion of the Mojave Desert, approximately 65 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is currently home to thousands of people residing in the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond, Acton, Littlerock, Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth, and neighboring communities. In the heart of the valley lies one of California's most beautiful poppy reserves, which blooms with spectacular color each spring.

Until 1885, the Antelope Valley was a Native American hunting ground teeming with wild antelope. Many tribes are thought to have passed through the Antelope Valley at one time or another, including the Kitanemuk, Yokuts, Chumash, and Shoshone. Until the early 1870s, the Antelope Valley was considered "not suitable for human habitation." In September 1876, the Southern Pacific Railroad completed its line from Los Angeles to San Francisco via the Antelope Valley, bringing new settlers to the area and ending the isolation that had previously prohibited growth.