For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. DAR members participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage, including:
- Restoring and maintaining historical sites
- Locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
- Organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations and memorials
- Placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history
- Preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents and making these items available to the public at DAR Headquarters
We also provide more than 200,000 hours of volunteer time annually to veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and non-VA facilities. And we offer support to America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad through care packages, phone cards and other needed items
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR.