Sam Houston Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Serving Houston, Texas, and the Clear Lake and Bay areas since 1976

Welcome

Welcome to the Sam Houston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization based on documented lineage to someone who fought or gave aid in the American Revolution. When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 175,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their Revolutionary War ancestors and are dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. We preserve historic buildings and artifacts; provide contests, awards and scholarships; support schools and develop good citizens, while celebrating the exceptional events in our American history.

Being strongly patriotic, we support several projects for our veterans, including collecting comfort items to donate to VA hospitals and to the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. We also participate in our local VA hospital Christmas party as well as a Christmas party for homeless veterans. We participate in Veterans Day events and place over 1000 flags on the graves of veterans each year.

We also support our active troops, mailing packages filled with comfort items to them overseas. We support Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where our wounded warriors are taken to recover from devastating wounds from war. We also mail grocery coupons to military families at Ft. Hood.

In promoting education and good citizenship in our schools, we award good citizenship medals and certificates to one 5th grade student in each elementary school in the Clear Lake area (CCISD). Our members present these awards in person at the students' awards ceremonies. We also promote DAR American history and good citizen essay programs in our high schools, awarding scholarships from our chapter.

We help celebrate America through our chapter programs, individual endeavors, and contributions in our community. Please read more about our committees and what we do on our committee page.

The Sam Houston Chapter has 200 members and we are growing. We would love to have you become part of our group. Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. We have members who can help you with your genealogy and in locating your patriot ancestor.

 


Our chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.