the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection
administration and activities of the Northridge based local chapter of the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and reflects a segment of San Fernando Valley
social life in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The hereditary based organization's
educational, patriotic, historic preservation, and genealogy activities are reflected
primarily through scrapbooks, meeting minutes, photographs, and awards.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter was founded in 1952 in Van
Nuys, but later relocated to Northridge. It is a local chapter of the National Society of
the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is a membership organization that admits
descendants of those that aided the American Revolution in some form. The Fernanda Maria
Chapter was named after the first girl child baptized at Mission San Fernando. The Chapter's
installation ceremony was held at Campo de Cahuenga on October 20, 1952. In 1953 the chapter
organized the San Fernando Valley's first Children of the American Revolution Chapter, and
in January 2001 the chapter merged with the Juan Crespi Chapter.
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