Established in 1916, the Ocklawaha Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is 102 years old as of 2018.
The chapter was organized in the home of Mary Belle Bishop and Priscilla Bishop in Eustis. There were thirteen charter members, nine of whom were from Eustis. Miss Mary Belle Bishop was the organizing regent. At the suggestion of the State Regent, Mrs. Melville W. Carruth, the name Ocklawaha was chosen because of a river with that name that runs near Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora.
Ocklawaha Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Organized: October 15, 1913. Established: March 31, 1916. Chartered: January 31, 1917
Charter Members: Mary Belle Bishop, Maude Moore Wakelin, Priscilla Bishop, Susan McMullen, Elizabeth Munhall Armsby, Mary Adler Simpson, Blanche Winter, Mary Ann Lapsley Bishop, Irene Vogt, Emma Josephine Sadler, Eloise Sember, Lou Lou Taylor Munhall, and Ellen Byrne.