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. 

DAR is the principal supporter of The Tamassee School for underprivileged children and helps support five others. It also sponsors yearly school essay contests during American History Month, and maintains an American Indian Fund for scholarships to Native Americans.

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
 

The Tamassee DAR School is

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

are maintained on the DAR School campus.

The school survives and thrives to this day, consistently graduating classes of 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