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About The DAR

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

Our Mission

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

Most of DAR's volunteer work is accomplished under a committee system comprised of a national chairman appointed by the President General and locally-appointed state and chapter chairmen. The national chairmen direct and supervise the activities of their committees with the assistance of the national vice chairmen. The committees are grouped based on the above-mentioned goals and objectives.

Chapter Officers
2014-2016


Linda Ellis
Vice Regent
Elizabeth Lamb
Chaplain
Ann Richardson
Recording Secretary
Pat Canty
Treasurer
Wanda Leary
Registrar
Susan Sumners
Parliamentarian
Frances Davis Peavy


Historic Preservation

DAR has always recognized the need to preserve our cultural heritage. This goal is achieved both nationally and locally.On a local level, Anthony Smith Chapter works to preserve our local heritage for future generations.
 
Patriotism

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded during a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the United States of America. Women felt the desire to express their patriotic feelings and wished to have their own organization to perpetuate the memory of ancestors who fought to make this country free and independent. As a result, the Daughters of the American Revolution has carried the torch of patriotism ever since.

Education

DAR promotes education of both children and adults through a wide variety of programs that include essay contests, scholarships, citizenship preparation, and adult literacy. Click on the link above to see some of the ways the DAR supports these efforts.
Membership

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership in the DAR.

Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

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