Founded: October 11, 1890, incorporated 1896 by an Act of
Mission: To promote historic preservation, education, and
Motto: God, Home, and Country
Membership: 165,000 members, 3,000 chapters in all 50 states
and Washington, D.C., International chapters in Australia, Austria, Bahamas,
Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United
Kingdom. More than 850,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.
Management: Policy for the Society is made by the National
Board of Management composed of the President General, 11 Executive Officers, 21
Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management
meets six times a year at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Continental Congress: The DAR annual national meeting is
named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American
colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts over 3,000 members to Washington,
D.C., each year.
Become a Member
Eligibility for Membership: 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, is eligible.
Ways to learn more about DAR membership:
the DAR web site www.dar.org to read
about steps to membership and to fill out a prospective membership form,
2) Talk to local DAR chapter members in your area,
3)E-mail inquiries to