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Organized on April 20th, 1893, North Shore Chapter was the second DAR chapter in the state of Illinois. Our name was chosen by the twelve Charter Members at their first meeting. Currently, we have over 125 members with the largest concentration living in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Deerfield, and Highland Park.

Some of our activities have included historic markings in Market Square of Lake Forest and the oldest home in Skokie, planting commemorative trees, supporting the North Chicago Veterans' Medical Center, and sponsoring Girl's State Representatives from Lake Forest High School. In 2000 our representative was elected as Governor of Girls State. We have observed Revolutionary War reenactments and continuously study American history including events shaping our country today. We support the local American Legion Posts and attend Flag Day ceremonies. Chapter members march in the Lake Bluff 4th of July parade, and in 2003 our chapter was awarded 2nd place in the Community category.


In April 2007 at State Conference, North Shore Chapter was awarded First Place for the chapter with the greatest percent net gain with 101 plus members and received the silver tray for having the greatest percent net gain of new members.  The Chapter was recognized for Outstanding Support of the DAR Schools, the State Honor Roll Gold Award in 2006-2007 and also received an award for outstanding support of the President General’s Project.  In 2007 North Shore Chapter participated in the Lake Forest Day parade with a float to honor the girls our chapter supported for Girls State.


In October 2007 we sent 320 pounds of coats and shoes to the troops in Afghanistan for the Afghan children to protect them from the very cold winters.  We also had another exciting Benefit with a raffle and silent auction to support our many philanthropic projects.

Our chapter promotes American heritage and historic preservation through the sponsorship of educational scholarships, an annual American history essay contest in local schools and good citizenship awards to outstanding local students. We also award JROTC medals to exemplary students in a Sea Cadets program at the Great Lakes Naval Base and in a JROTC program at North Chicago High School.

Since its organization, the North Shore Chapter NSDAR with its many dedicated daughters has continued to attain the educational, historic, and patriotic goals of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.


We are interested in genealogy, enjoy participating in patriotic activities throughout our community, and always welcome new members. Please contact us if you are interested in further information!

The North Shore Chapter has had a long and proud history of outstanding leadership and service to the National Society and to the community.  This Chapter was organized April 20, 1893.  Early Regents were instrumental in planning and financing of the building of Continental Hall, Washington, D.C.


We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the DAR and would like to attend a meeting.




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