Photo courtesy of a chapter member.
Welcome to the George Taylor Chapter, NSDAR!
The National Society Daughters the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization in which more than one million women have found purpose and passion in membership.
The women who make up our chapter today come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but we all share the common bond of having an ancestor who contributed to securing the independence of the United States of America. We celebrate our heritage and enjoy sharing our history with others.
Our chapter participates in local events such as Easton's Heritage Day, held annually in July, Constitution Week,
September 17-23, and supporting our veterans and active military, to name a few.
DAR members participate in various projects to help preserve the cultural heritage of the United States. Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) have supported the National Patriots Bell Tower in Montgomery County, the Fort Pitt Block House in Allegheny County, the Madonna of the Trail in Washington County, and the Rocky Spring Church in Franklin County, to name a few.
DAR members are passionate about education through the promotion of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), and Junior American Citizens. We also offer scholarships and awards to outstanding students such as the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, and support five DAR approved schools through chapter and member donations.
Nationally, DAR members volunteer more than 200,000 hours annually to veterans in Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers and non-VA facilities, offer support to America's service personnel abroad through care packages, sponsor programs promoting the U.S. Constitution, and participate in naturalization ceremonies.
Over two hundred years ago, American colonists sacrificed their lives and fortunes to gain independence from the British Crown, and in doing so, left a legacy to the American people. Membership in the DAR will allow you to perpetuate their legacies by supporting the efforts of the National Society by promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
In addition to military service, if your ancestor aided in the cause in any way, such as providing food or supplies for soldiers, or medical aid to the wounded, you are eligible.
To determine your eligibility, you will need to gather documents for yourself, your parents, grandparents, and possibly great-grandparents. With 93 chapters in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) has volunteers who can assist you if you need help with your research.
Please visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution "How to Join" page.