The Alamo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), welcomes you to our website!
No name is more revered in Texas history than the Alamo, and it was an appropriate choice for a DAR chapter in San Antonio, the site of that historic shrine. Established on November 3, 1913, the first chapter regent was Leta Larkin. Membership grew from 13 to 54 members with 17 pending applications during her two-year term. Meetings were held in homes of the members during these first years. The next regent following Mrs. Larkin was Mrs. Harry Hyman; she served from 1915-1923 and was honored to become the State Regent, as its organizing regent. Forty-seven regents have followed in our founding regent's footsteps, and membership has swelled to over 240 plus members in 2016.
We are committed to supporting the three DAR objectives: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We attend the state and national DAR meetings and support our Daughters.
Some of our local activities include:
- preserving DAR markers at historical sites
- presenting military awards to the ROTC
- community projects include:
- providing meals at Fisher House for families of veterans
- U.S.Flag donations to local libraries
- presentation of Americanism awards celebrating local worthy people
- providing assistance in school presentations, school supply drives, and donations of school brochure materials
- coordinating ice cream socials for hospitalized veterans
- supporting a PTSD soldier in the Songwriters for Soldier project
- stitching for USO project
- mentoring for literacy
- donations to a variety of local organizations
- and many more
Our historic shrine, the Alamo, has been designated a U.S. World Heritage site by the United Nations, joining key landmarks of the American Revolutionary War period such as the Statue of Liberty, Philadelphia's Independence Hall, and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home. In taking the Alamo Chapter NSDAR name, we try to make a difference in our community each and everyday.