About the DAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded by women in 1890 for historical, educational, and patriotic purposes.
DAR efforts are directed towards these ideals: to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country; and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
There are currently over 200,000 active members in the DAR who can trace their lineage to a Revolutionary War ancestor. The organization is directed by the National Society from Washington, D.C., and is implemented by state societies and local chapters, The Mary Chilton Chapter in Sioux Falls, SD, was chartered in 1915 and incorporated in 1957.