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Valley of Fire Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on June 12, 1957 by Mrs. Knute A. Johansen, Organizing Regent, and 26 organizing members.

Our Chapter chose its name in honor of the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada's oldest and largest state park. Established 1935, the Valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs.

Who is eligible for membership in the DAR?

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded on October 11, 1890, with the purposes of Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotic Endeavors. Any woman who is no less than 18 years of age and who can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence may be voted into membership by the chapter. Documentation of said lineage must be provided according to NSDAR guidelines on the official membership application and with acceptable supporting materials.


The national society has 38 standing committees which promote its three purposes: Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotic Endeavor. These standing committees include: educational programs, scholarship competitions, citizenship awards, school contests, sponsorship of schools, literacy programs, genealogical records, national genealogical library, lineage research, DAR Museum, community service, national defense, units overseas, Constitution and U.S. flag, conservation, commemorative events, naturalization, and volunteerism.

The NSDAR Fact Sheet can provide more specific information regarding the activities of each committee.

Wherever your interest lies, the DAR has a program area where you can enjoy working with other women to support God, Home, and Country.

  For more information on:

  • The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), visit their website at
  • The Nevada State Society, visit their website at
  • Membership, contact Robyn Manzini
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