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Our 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.  

In 2011, the Illinois DAR dedicated a statue to women veterans right here in Mount Vernon.  Our chapter members are already actively supporting many other DAR programs.  

Come 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.
To become a member of the DAR, you must be able to prove lineal descent from an 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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Last update May 18, 2017