Bon Chasse Chapter, NSDAR

Located in Mansfield, Louisiana
Chapter Meetings - First Monday of most months
Meeting Time - 10 a.m.

The Bon Chasse Chapter, NSDAR, was established on October 28, 1935, during the administration of Mrs. J. Harris Baughman, State Regent for the Louisiana State Society DAR. Bon Chasse, a historically significant name associated with this area, was described in William Darby's Maps published in 1816, as a space intersected with numerable water courses...low and annually over-flow.  The ravine, known as Bayou Bon Chasse, running through the western edge of Mansfield, gave Bon Chasse Chapter, NSDAR, its name. Member's roots are nearly 200 years old in Desoto Parish!

 

The chapter installed a monument which is described as follows:

The magnificent monument of polished granite bears an impressive plaque of art bronze with the following inscription: 

 

BON CHASSE

AN HISTORIC INDIAN HUNTING GROUND

WE INSCRIBE THIS MEMORIAL

WITH REVERENCE TO GOD AND WITH

GRATITUDE TO OUR FOREFATHERS

FREE MEN HERE HAVE WROUGHT AND SACRIFICED

THAT DWELLERS IN THIS LAND MAY ENJOY

THE BLESSINGS OF LIFE AND LIBERTY

FOREVER AND FOREVER

ERECTED BY

BON CHASSE CHAPTER

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1950

Highlights of chapter activities include:

  • putting flags out at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day and Veterans Day;

  • presenting Louisiana Honor Medals to veterans;

  • participating in DAR Day of Service and DAR Day of Prayer

  • hosting genealogy workshops

Bon Chasse, NSDAR, is proud to have members of the LSDAR Volunteer Genealogist Committee in the chapter and is eager to help anyone interested in becoming a member!