About the DAR

On October 11, 1890, eighteen women met to officially organize the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. They established the Society on the basis of historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. It is now in its second century of service to the nation. Close to 1 million members have been admitted to membership since 1890.

The first objective of this society was, and still is, to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved our American independence. Other patriotic, historical, and educational objectives closely follow, such as the tenets laid forth in the farewell address of George Washington to the American people.

Today there are approximately 185,000 members and more than 3,000 chapters. These chapters are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and overseas in about 12 countries around the world.

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution