Our Harney Peak Chapter NSDAR Daughters are actively involved in Historic Preservation. 

Members of our chapter volunteer at the 1881 Custer County Courthouse, welcoming guests and answering questions posed. Often, volunteers will appear in full “time-honored” dress.

A 25-acre “Penny Pines” forest was planted in 1940 to recognize the 50th anniversary of the founding of DAR. Each state was asked to pledge to purchase pine seedlings that were planted in the National Forest. The seedlings replaced trees lost to fires and overharvesting.  The original sign for the South Dakota Penny Pines forest told the history and significance of the Penny Pines forest. That sign disappeared and an effort, led by the Black Hills Chapter NSDAR, with the assistance of the Harney Peak Chapter NSDAR and Catherine Thybo Chapter NSDAR, determined the original sign location. On November 3, 2017, 77 years later, the original sign was rededicated.

Our membership includes women from all areas of the Black Hills. These women regularly volunteer their time and financial support to preserve our heritage.

We use our diversity and many unique talents to better our neighborhoods and communities. You can find our members involved in many organizations in our community.