We are proud to be the newest DAR chapter in the state of
society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, was founded in 1890
and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a volunteer women's
service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving
American history, and securing America's future through better
education for children.
As the most inclusive lineal society
in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the
United States and internationally.
Membership in the Society
provides many opportunities to cherish our American Heritage, to
preserve family and local histories, to promote the celebration of our
national holidays, to support our national defense, and to form
friendships with others who share our love of God, Home, and Country.
Just this summer, the Illinois DAR
dedicated a statue to women veterans right here in Mount Vernon.
Our chapter members are already actively supporting many other
grow along with our chapter! Take a look at the names of the
patriots associated with our chapter. Could one of them be
related to you? We have members who could assist you with an
application. Contact our chapter registrar for information.
become a member of the DAR, you must be able to prove lineal descent
ancestor (male or female) who assisted the American cause during the
Revolutionary War. You can learn more about becoming a member at the National DAR website.
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