Harris Ferry SAR Projects


"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." – John Adams

"Defence of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America", 1787 
In striving to achieve the objectives of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Harris Ferry Chapter has been involved in the following projects.


  • Seeking out graveyards and cemeteries where soldiers of the War for Independence lie, and diligently mark the graves of those heroes with the Emblem of the Order.
  • Sponsored the dedication of brass plaques and marker stones in cemeteries where known Patriots are buried.
  • Presentation of the "S.A.R. Good Citizen Award".
  • Co-sponsor the celebration of General George Washington’s Birthday and Flag Day with the Harrisburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.


  • Presentation of copies of the Declaration of Independence and of the Bill of Rights to schools in Harrisburg and Dauphin County.
  • Presentation of a scholarship to a Dauphin County high school senior.
  • Sponsor the "Good Citizen Essay Contest".

Historic Preservation

Harris Ferry Chapter Sons of the American Revolution - Harrisburg, PA

  • Sponsored the new tombstone for Colonel James Burd and his wife, Sarah Shippen Burd, at the Middletown Cemetery, to document the information on the old weathered tombstone.


The new grave marker for Colonel James Burd and his wife Sarah Shippen Burd dedicated on October 4,2009 by the Harris Ferry S.A.R.

  • Produced a publication Revolutionary War Patriots' Historic Houses of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in a joint effort with the Harrisburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The 91-page hard cover color book featured 60 houses and buildings once owned or resided in by 97 men who supported and fought for American Independence during the Revolutionary War. The book delves into the history of the men and their properties, and the importance of preserving these historic treasures for future generations.The story of early Dauphin County history is incorporated in the 18 th century and early 19 th century historic buildings still standing today.

The book is currently in its second printing. Copies are available from the Harrisburg Chapter of DAR. Contact Cheryl Bobb at email : cbobb@harrisburgdar.org