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Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR

Edwardsville, Illinois

The Edwardsville Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was established in Edwardsville, Illinois in 1947, with 21 founding members. The chapter name was thoughtfully chosen to honor Ninian Edwards for whom the town of Edwardsville was named.

In 1999, the Drusilla Andrews Chapter NSDAR which was located in Granite City approached the Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR about the possibility of a merger. Members of both chapters voted to merge and a new chapter was formed. The chapter initially used a hyphenated name of Edwardsville - Drusilla Andrews but in 2012, voted to restore the chapter name to the Edwardsville Chapter.

Today, the chapter continues to thrive with over eighty members, the majority of whom have been accepted into the chapter since the merger. These energetic new members along with the seasoned leadership of the previous chapters assure that the future of the Edwardsville Chapter will continue to be strong.

The Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from September until May. Contact our chapter registrar or regent if you would like to attend a meeting. Click here to see a list of upcoming meeting programs/dates.  Membership is open to any women who can prove direct descent from a patriot who fought in the American Revolution or who aided in the cause.

What is the DAR?

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's volunteer organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors. It's goals are simple: to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Members of the DAR accomplish these goals by recognizing the contributions of American patriots, by working collaboratively with other organizations to restore and maintain places of historical interest, and to educate children about our nation's history.


Membership in the DAR is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter registrar will assist potential members with their research and application.

The DAR Insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual chapters.

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