Mary Tyler Chapter, NSDAR
Tyler, Texas

The Mary Tyler Chapter was founded February 28, 1907, by Miss Jennie Mae Perry, and is located in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
It was named for Mary Marot Armistead Tyler, the mother of John Tyler, tenth President of the United States of America.

Home History Patriot Ancestors
Past Regents Membership Education
Historical Preservation Patriotism Projects


About Us

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 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.

The Mary Tyler Chapter enthusiastically promotes the DAR mission. The chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month, August through May, unless otherwise determined. Visitors and prospective members are welcome at all meetings, except for one annual business meeting in January.

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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.

Historic Preservation

DAR has always recognized the need to preserve our cultural heritage. This goal is achieved both nationally and locally. On the local level, the Mary Tyler Chapter works to preserve our local heritage for future generations. In May 2010, the Mary Tyler Chapter placed our first DAR Historical Marker at the historic Goodman-LeGrand Home in Tyler, in honor of Revolutionary War Patriot Benjamin Goodman and his descendants, Sallie Goodman LeGrand and Etta Goodman, both active members of the DAR. The Goodman-LeGrand Home is the first home in Tyler to receive a National Register Marker. The DAR Historical Marker occupies a place of honor on the front porch of the mansion.


The Mary Tyler Chapter actively promotes education in the city of Tyler, Texas. Our chapter honors high school seniors with scholarships and awards through the DAR Good Citizens Program. The American History Essay Contest and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest are sponsored each  year by the Mary Tyler Chapter and scholarships and medals are presented to outstanding ROTC students. Our chapter also sponsors the Captain Samuel Mosby Society Children of the American Revolution. In addition, the Mary Tyler Chapter enthusiastically supports the DAR schools and American Indian projects.


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.

Mary Tyler Chapter Representation

Mary Tyler Chapter members actively participate in chapter, state and national events. Members attend the TXDAR Fall Forum, TXDAR State Conference, and the National Continental Congress supporting all levels of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Regents represent the chapter at the Piney Woods Regentsí Council.


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Last updated May 13, 2014