District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Each state has its own State Society and falls under the umbrella of the National Society.

The beginning of the District of Columbia as a State Society is closely intertwined with the beginning of the organization of the National Society itself, since many of the early founders and members lived in the District of Columbia. The District has been represented on the NSDAR National Board since July 1891, with the appointment of Mrs. Maria Green Devereux as regent of the District of Columbia.

Today, the District of Columbia DAR is proud to have 18 active chapters, with more than 1,000 members who serve in a variety of roles in their chapters, as well as state and national committees. We’re a diverse Society with active members ranging in age from their early 20s to their mid-90s. Fitting DAR work in to our busy lives is made possible by the range of meeting times for our chapters offering weekday, weekend, and evening events and meetings.

To learn more, please visit www.dcdar.org and www.dar.org. For membership inquiries, contact DCDAR at dcdarmembership@gmail.com.

District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution

District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution is committed to honoring the brave legacy of our forefathers in their quest for American independence. Through its activities, programs and ceremonies, the DCSSAR begins its 123rd year of service to the Washington, DC community.

The objects of this Society are patriotic, historical, and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of those patriots who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people; to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants; to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks; to mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropriate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people.

To learn more, please visit www.dcssar.org. For membership inquiries, contact DCSSAR at www.dcssar.org/contact.