What is DAR?

The Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education, and promoting patriotism. Founded in 1890, it is comprised of over 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

If you can claim lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot, you may qualify to join DAR.

We Are More Than a Lineage Society

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan women’s service organization.

We Are Relevant

We open new doors in genealogical research, helping women discover the stories and people of their past. We invite women of all backgrounds to join us in our efforts to serve our country and preserve our heritage for future generations.

We Are Active

To honor our ancestors who fought for our nation’s independence, we are committed to volunteer service as a means to better our local communities.

We Are Today’s DAR

We are an organization for the modern woman. As we continue to pursue our founders’ original principles, we apply the values of our ancestors and build on the foundation of DAR’s founders to accomplish important work in a contemporary context.

“To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship. These are the objects of our society, Daughters of the American Revolution.”

(From the Bylaws of The National Society Daughters of American Revolution)