Being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution is very rewarding. Learn more about becoming a member here.

There are more than 100 chapters in Illinois. Perhaps one of them is a closer fit for you. Take a look.

Several years ago, the Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR took on the project of placing our nation's flag around the community. Today those flags are still flying on patriotic holidays

Edwardsville is home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and many small and large businesses. Edwardsville also played an important role in our state's history. It is a great place to live and play.

The Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR sponsors a local Children of the American Revolution society.

Who Are We?

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a women's service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors. Our 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.

The Edwardsville Chapter NSDAR was organized in Edwardsville, 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 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 NSDAR.

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 NSDAR 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 in the DAR is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot (male or female) of the American Revolution. Our chapter registrar will assist potential members with their research and application.


young girl The grassroots work of DAR volunteers promotes the organization's objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will consider joining our chapter. Contact us.