Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the DAR is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization. Today the DAR has over 185,000 members worldwide who are organized into approximately 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1890, over one million members have carried out our mission. While our organization is steeped in history, we are also a vibrant, forward-thinking group of women who provide valuable services in our communities around the world. The women who make up our membership are varied and come from all walks of life, yet we share a common bond of tracing our ancestry back to those who helped gain our nation’s independence. By serving our communities we honor our nation’s past.
To inspire more people to recognize those who gained our nation’s independence and to connect with history themselves through DAR service projects.
To promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
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