Daughters of the America Revolution

The organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. These timeless principles keep the Daughters of the American Revolution strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.

DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through education. The DAR has surpassed ONE MILLION members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization. The grassroots work of DAR volunteers promotes the organization's objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

DAR members are women a lot like you, who come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from Patriots of the American Revolution. Any woman, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.

They are women who invest time and service within the community. They are devoted to educating youth and want to preserve the past for future generations. They are women who want to honor and preserve the legacy of their patriot ancestors.

They are women who indorse learning about American history and researching genealogy. They are women who support local community service projects, share in family DAR traditions, and participate in commemorative events.

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