What is the DAR?

The DAR was founded October 11, 1890, and currently has over 185,000 members in over 3,000 chapters located in the United States and around the world. The DAR is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is a volunteer women’s service organization whose members lineally descend from a patriot of the American Revolution. DAR’s mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Is the DAR a partisan organization?

No, the DAR is not affiliated with any political party.

Is there a place in the DAR for someone like me?

The DAR is for women as young as 18, of all races and religions. Some chapters, such as this one, hold their chapter meetings in the evenings so that working or career women will have an opportunity to attend.

What are the benefits of joining DAR?

– Promotion of American history throughout the year by honoring historically significant people, places, dates, and events,

– Participation in commemorative events such as Flag Day, Veterans Day, and the Fourth of July,

– Recognition of students with awards and scholarships,

– Connection with all family members in promoting service efforts,

– Support the Constitution of the United States of America, the patriotic values of our country, and the military men and women who serve the nation,

– Association through our communities,

– Valuable and lifelong relationships with other DAR members during projects, events, and social events,

– Opportunities to improve leadership capabilities by taking on responsibility at chapter, state, and national levels, and

– Preserving your own history!