Gov. Joseph Hiester Chapter - Pennsylvania Society - Sons of the American Revolution 

Children of the American Revolution  ("C.A.R.") Report

Children of the American Revolution:

The Conrad Weiser Society is honored to host the 2015 PA C.A.R. Summer Workshop on August 8, 2015.  Members and seniors (adult leaders) from across the state will gather at the Daniel Boone Homestead to tour the site and learn about the current State and National projects. After lunch, the group will be visited by Major General John Gronski, Commanding Officer, 28th Infantry Division, PA Army National Guard, who will give a presentation on leadership and good citizenship. In the evening, everyone will be enjoying themselves at the Reading Fightin' Phils game.

The current State Project of the PA Society is to raise funds to benefit the Milton Historical Society in the creation of the Gov. James Pollock gallery in the Cameron House Museum. Pollock was born in Milton in 1810 and made the town his home. He attended the College of New Jersey and established a law practice in Milton after graduation. In 1844, he was elected to the US House of Representatives and became good friends with Abraham Lincoln, with whom he shared a boarding room. While Lincoln was President, he appointed Pollock to head the US Mint and he is credited with adding the phrase "In God We Trust" to our currency. The phrase first appeared on the reverse of the 1864 2-cent coin. Pollock went on to become the 13th Governor of Pennsylvania and died in 1890. 

The current National Project is to raise funds to benefit the Museum of the American Revolution for the conservation and display of Gen. George Washington's marquis tent in their "First Oval Office" display.

Donations to either of the above projects, or in support of the Conrad Weiser Society, can be sent to:

Conrad Weiser Society
Attn: Senior Treasurer
958 Whitner Rd
Reading, PA 19605

Please make checks payable to "Conrad Weiser Society" and specify how you want your donation to be used.

If you’re interested in learning more about the C.A.R. or know someone interested in membership, contact the Conrad Weiser Society at

Submitted by:
Floyd N. Turner II