ABOUT DAR The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriot
Founded October 11, 1890; incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress
Mission To promote historic preservation, education
Motto God, Home and Country
Membership - 190,000 members - 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. - International chapters in Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom - More than 1 million 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 D.C.
Continental Congress The DAR annual national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress that governed the American Colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts more than 3,500 members to Washington D.C. each summer.
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. Visit DAR.org to find chapter in your state.
National Headquarters Buildings The DAR Headquarters complex occupies an entire city block near the White House and includes three adjoining buildings, two of which are Registered National Historic Landmarks. - Memorial Continental Hall* 1905) - Constitution Hall* 1929) - Administration Building (1920, 1950)
DAR Library One of the largest genealogical research centers in the United States. A specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications.
DAR Museum 31 Period Rooms as well as permanent and changing exhibitions showcase American furnishings and decorative arts prior to 1830. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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