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WHAT IS DAR?

The National Society 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 for children. Members are age 18+ and can trace their lineage to those who fought for or aided the patriot cause during the Revolutionary War.                    

The society was founded October 11, 1890, and it was incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress.  

Throughout the years the society has welcomed over 835,000 women into the organization. Today the society has a membership of about 165,000 women who all are descendants from someone who participated in the American Revolution. International chapters are in Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, France, Germany, and Mexico, to name a few.

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, is located in Washington, D.C., and its buildings cover an entire city block near the Washington Monument. It is the largest group of buildings in the world owned and managed by women and includes a large genealogical library and an outstanding museum, which are open to the public.  

DAR awards $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to high school and college students.

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

DAR supports the men and women of the United States military through programs such as DAR Project Patriot.

DAR promotes American history education through student essay contests and museum programs.

DAR members volunteer more than 55,000 hours annually to assist veterans.

DAR members work to preserve local landmarks and historic structures across the country.

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