Perrin-Wheaton Chapter

Wheaton, Illinois


We are part of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization, the DAR was founded in 1890 by women who wanted to honor their heritage and make a difference in their communities. The objectives they set are still ours today:


Preserve History


Promote Education


Encourage Patriotism

How Do I Become a DAR member?

Any woman 18 or older may join the DAR by documenting her lineage to an ancestor who helped the cause of American independence through military, civil, or patriotic service. You can learn more on the DAR website, or email us and we’ll help you.

Perrin-Wheaton Chapter Meetings

Guests are always welcome, whether or not you’re a member. We meet on the fourth Monday of each month from September through April at 7:15 p.m. Meetings include a brief opening ritual, a program or speaker, and a short business meeting. We make sure there’s time for visiting and snacks!

What We Do

The Perrin-Wheaton Chapter:

  • Awards college scholarships
  • Supports the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
  • Celebrates Constitution Week
  • Presents DAR Good Citizens awards
  • Awards ROTC medals
  • Supports DAR schools for students with special needs
  • Marches in Memorial Day and Independence Day parades
  • Helps community members learn about their family trees
  • Promotes the DAR History Essay Contest
  • Honors immigrants who have become American citizens
  • Collects supplies for homeless veterans
  • Sponsors the William Gary Society, Children of the American Revolution
  • Has just-for-fun social events