What we do

Our Chapter shares three official objectives:

  • historic preservation,

  • promotion of education,

  • and patriotic endeavor

 

Under the first category, activities include maintaining the DAR museum and genealogy library at the Washington, D.C., headquarters. We also contribute to projects like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island renovations. 

Our chapter supports the Tamassee DAR School for underprivileged children. We also sponsor yearly school essay contests during American History Month, and offers other educational scholarships.

And for patriotic endeavor, the DAR gives out Good Citizenship Awards, with the national society awarding a $1,000 scholarship and states awarding varying amounts of cash, and other types of recognition.

It's hard to dismiss the DAR. Our charity work is sizable, and it's one of the largest women's groups in the world. Congress declared October 11 "DAR Day," and the post office issued two DAR picture postcards. Nine first ladies have been DAR members, including Barbara Bush; other famous members include Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, and Clare Boothe Luce. 

 
We Support the Tamassee
DAR School In Appalachia

The Tamassee DAR School 

in Tamassee, South Carolina, was founded in 1919 by the DAR to serve underprivileged children in Appalachia. Historic buildings

are maintained on the School campus.

The school survives and thrives to this day, serving children between the ages of 13 and 18. The school was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012

We Support the Military
 We Preserve Our Nations' History
We Remember