DAR at a Glance

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education.

Founded on October 11, 1890;  incorporated by an Act of Congress.

Mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Membership consists of over 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and international chapters in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain,  United Kingdom, and Russia.

Eligibility is any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

Awards over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid annually to students.

Participates in literacy programs for adults and in tutoring for students preparing for the General Education Development exam.

Supports schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

Volunteers more than 55,000 hours of time annually to veteran patients in VA hospitals.

Preserves local landmarks and historic structures in communities across the country.

Conserves more than 30,000 objects in the DAR Museum.

Locates and marks historical landmarks and graves of countless Revolutionary War patriots.

Houses the DAR Library, the second largest genealogical research center in the world.
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