"It's an incredible honor to be a member of DAR, and I'm proud of what my ancestors fought for. It's now my job to preserve that heritage!"
What is the DAR?
With more than 120 years of tradition, over 920,000 members admitted since its founding, a vast array of service work, an historic National Headquarters building with extraordinary collections, and countless activities taking place locally, nationally and globally, there is much to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeliness, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.
This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education consists of nearly 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization. Meet Today's DAR:
The grassroots work of DAR volunteers promotes the organization's objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism. The following videos explore these objectives in the activities of local chapters.