Estero Island Chapter of NSDAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s community service organization,
composed of women whose direct ancestors supported the cause of American independence. Daughters honor their Patriot ancestors by promoting
historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Estero Island Chapter, NSDAR, is a very active chapter, meeting monthly between October and May at a central location in Lee County.
We also meet some evenings and Saturdays as well.


2020 was a year when we could not meet, or when some felt uncomfortable gathering due to the coronavirus, this video allows us, both then and now, to experience and share the somber reverence that is a part of honoring and mourning military personnel who served in the United States Armed Forces, dying in service to their country.

                        Created in Service to America.

                   ESTERO ISLAND HISTORY

The chapter name of Estero Island is based on local history. The word “Estero” comes from the Spanish word “astillero” which means “shipbuilding place.” Ponce de Leon reportedly brought his ship San Cristobal into the sheltered waters around Estero Island to make repairs after being careened. The isolated spot was ideal to repair, clean, and caulking a ship in secret. Today Estero Island is known as Fort Myers Beach, home to the ladies who founded the chapter in 1973.

Reference: “History and Roster, 1988-1998, Florida State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” Vol. VII70.