Our mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in our communities through the programs and projects of the National and State Societies. Our members are a multifaceted group of women of all ages who are dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. During the year we offer a variety of programs and speakers who enrich our knowledge and perspectives.
Who are DAR members?They are women a lot like you who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution-any woman regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.
How do I become a member?Any woman 18 years or older may join the DAR by documenting her lineage to an ancestor, either male or female, who aided the cause of American independence through military, civil or patriotic service.
DAR volunteers in chapters can provide guidance and assistance with the application process.
Steps to becoming a member include:
- tracing your family lineage
- identifying your Patriot ancestor
- completing the application process
Do I have the Time to participate in DAR?DAR involvement is what you make of it. You can spend as much time participating in DAR as you want or are able to. DAR is meaningful to its members throughout their lives, and you can participate in a variety of ways during different stages in your life.
Meetings of the Joseph Spencer Chapter are held on the third Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The Chapter will dispense with meetings during the months of January, July, and August.
To contact the Joseph Spencer Chapter of the DAR, please click here.