About the National Society

     The Daughters of the American Revolution has a long history, having been founded in 1890 and incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress.  Many people know the DAR as a lineage society, but it is so much more.  With approximately 177,000 members, organized into 3,000 chapters in the USA and around the world, the DAR is an extremely active volunteer women’s service organization. Members, called Daughters, are dedicated to the society's mission to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. 

     Membership in DAR is open to all women who are at least 18 years old and can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.  Members are encouraged to use their unique talents towards furthering the DAR's mission.  Activities include celebrating commemorative events, literacy promotion, supporting scholarships, honoring veterans and members of the military, and much more.

     To find out more about the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please visit the DAR's website.