Anthony Smith Chapter, NSDAR

Lufkin, Texas
Organized December 1948

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About Us

  • National Motto: God, Home, and Country

  • National Theme: Celebrate Stars & Stripes Forever! - Rejoice in our DAR Ties of Service and Friendship

  • Texas State Theme: Answering the call to serve, with many & varied gifts

Anthony Smith Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), welcomes you to our chapter web site and to the DAR!

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.


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.


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 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 National 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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Chapter Activities

  • The Anthony Smith Chapter, NSDAR, presents a yearly scholarship(s) to deserving seniors from Angelina County schools.
  • Our chapter participates in the Veterans History Project by recording and preserving veteran's history.
  • As a "Commemorative Partner," the Anthony Smith Chapter, NSDAR, continues to honor Vietnam War veterans each year.
  • Each November and December, the Anthony Smith Chapter, NSDAR, creates a Tree of Memory to honor our heritage and participate in the Festival of Trees at the Museum of East Texas.
  • Established in December 1948, this chapter has had twelve members who claim Anthony Smith, born in 1752, in West Haven, Connecticut, as an ancestor. Miss Fannie Isbell Doolittle was the first.
  • Our chapter supports four Junior American Citizens groups in Angelina County, with a membership of 150 to 200 and growing and participating in DAR projects.
  • Three sponsors have received the Thatcher Award.
  • Once a year, Literacy Day is celebrated with a distribution of books, candy canes and gifts for teachers of first grade classes.
  • Service to veterans and soldiers' numbers 600 to 1000 hours.
  • Our members donate to "Littlest Patriots," which has filled diaper bags for veteran and soldier babies one year and under.
  • Toiletries, paper goods, and candies are sent to one of the three Fisher Houses on Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center campus.
  • Each October, a member under the age of 36, who has truly promoted the aims and purposes of the National Society, as well as participated in community activities is chosen as the chapter Outstanding Junior.

Chapter Events

We welcome visitors and prospective members to all meetings. Our schedule generally follows the timeline below:

Constitution Week
Patriotism/Proclamation for Indian Month
State or National Visit/Fundraiser/Social
DAR Good Citizens Brunch
Women's Health
History (preferably woman in history)
Awards Day: Chapter Members; Scholarship;
JAC's; Youth Citizenship

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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 a local level, Anthony Smith Chapter, NSDAR, works to preserve our local heritage for future generations.


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.


The NSDAR 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 DAR has carried the torch of patriotism ever since.

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Last updated: November 30, 2021 🗹

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