Roslyn Heights ...
A Brief History
The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1894. Anna Ewing Cockerell was Missouri's first State Regent, and organizing regent of the Elizabeth Benton Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri, the oldest chapter in the state of Missouri.
Prior to the purchase of Roslyn Heights in 1983, the historic J. Huston Tavern, in Arrow Rock, Missouri, was the home of the Missouri DAR. The Old Kitchen, located in the tavern, is still maintained by the Missouri Daughters. The room was the state project of Honorary State Regent Lonabess C. Barnett, Jr., and is furnished with items belonging to the DAR and in keeping with the period of the tavern. A marker was placed on the door designating the room as being the project of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. In view of the MSSDAR's long association with the tavern, it seemed appropriate to maintain a presence there for visitors to enjoy.