Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR was organized April 15, 1972, with organizing regent Peterson, presiding.
The chapter name was suggested by the Barrington Area Historical Society for a high point of land north of Barrington from which early tribes of Native Americans were thought to have sent their signals.
The same year, Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR joined other DAR chapters as a Commemorative Partner to honor Vietnam Veterans for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
During 2016, members joined other Daughters across the country in writing more than 100,000 letters to active military troops to break a Guinness World Record.
In 2017, Pamela Olander published her first book "The Disappearance of Frank Meisner and the Allure of the Panama Canal, which was accepted by ILDAR library.
In 2018, member Diane Sleger published on her grandfather's WWI service photographic history, which was accepted by ILDAR and NSDAR Libraries: "The Great War: a Soldier's View".
Signal Hill’s 1992 American History Essay winner won the National American History Essay award. Signal Hill’s 2007 DAR Good Citizens Award winner won the National DAR Good Citizens Award. The chapter planted and dedicated an accolade elm tree to the Barrington Historical Society in 2010.
The chapter’s 2009 sixth grade American History Essay Contest winner was inspired by DAR members to collect items for veterans and was recognized by the U. The following year, the chapter received a National Award for VIS Website of the Month.
We support Honor Flight Chicago with monetary donations and Thank You notes for the veterans’ mail call, and we are a Commemorative Partner with Vietnam War Veterans.
We recognize young students with essay contests and high school seniors with the DAR Good Citizens Award and scholarship funding; a portion of our donations are dedicated to Arts education for children in our communities and grants are provided to local libraries for adult programs.