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.
Our name honors the Old Goshen Road which was once the major land road from Shawneetown on the Ohio River in deep southeastern Illinois to the Land of Goshen southwest of Edwardsville. The Old Goshen Road followed an old Indian trail which, before the Indians, may have been a buffalo trace. Southern Illinois was then a wilderness, inhabited only by an occasional hunter.
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.
You can learn more about becoming a member at the NSDAR website.
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.
Contact our chapter registrar for information.