Information about the NSDAR and Virginia State DAR

Along with ensuring the preservation of our national heritage, the NSDAR and Virginia State DAR respond quickly to current non-political events. The latest example of this is the making of face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic to donate to first line workers. Please review the information below to learn more about how these meaningful organizations remain in action during trying times.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Founded in 1890, the DAR is a genealogical society with 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and International. Committed to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education, DAR is a dynamic service organization for women over the age of 18. Click here for detailed information on DAR membership. 

For an introductory video on The Daughters of the American Revolution, we suggest the following five part YouTube series here.

For information on America 250, click here. The United States will celebrate 250 years of independence in July 2026. The DAR is represented on United States Semi quincentennial Commission. This important anniversary of our country’s independence is an excellent opportunity to explore your family history and share with other family members the part your ancestors played in forging a nation.

Virginia DAR

Virginia DAR State Theme: Enlighten, Enliven, and Engage

Virginia DAR has 128 chapters and more than 9600 members who dedicate their time to promoting education, encouraging patriotism and preserving history. Click here for more information about the Virginia State DAR.