DCDAR Welcomes You!
Interested in getting involved in your community? Come join the 1,100 District of Columbia Daughters who are making a difference by serving their community and country through encouraging historic preservation, supporting education, and promoting patriotism.
The District of Columbia State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DCDAR) is a multigenerational women's volunteer service organization, with more than a third of its membership under forty. If you can trace your lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution, we would be honored to have you join us as a member of one of our 18 chapters in the District of Columbia State Society. Find out more about Membership here.
Enjoy exploring our website and we look forward to hearing from you.
Janet McFarland, State Regent 2016-2018
State Regent 2016-2018
What We Do
Fostering good citizenship and welcoming new citizens at naturalization ceremonies;
Educating our youth and promoting literacy;
Providing continual stewardship of the District of Columbia boundary stones, our nation’s first national monuments; and
honoring and supporting veterans.
Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR.
We look forward to welcoming you as
an active member of DCDAR!
Our Mission Areas:
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Katie Hortenstine, Manor House Chapter: “My great-great-grandmother Catherine Gardner was born in Ohio in 1845 to German immigrants. By the age of 3, she and her three older brothers were orphaned when their mother died from illness and father w...
Sarah Hunt, CJW-KM: “My grandfather Theodore Fritz Draves served during the Korean War. He passed away before I was born, so I only know him through pictures and stories.” #AncestorChallenge2018
Alicia Osgood, Margaret Whetten Chapter: “My great-great-grandmother Julia Elizabeth Watkins Trenis was born in 1856 in Virginia, daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte Watkins and Virginia W. Willcoxon Watkins. Julia is a descendant of multiple Revolut...
Rachel Norman, Emily Nelson Chapter: “My Grandfather Robert Clay Norman Sr. was a Private in the US Army during WWII. He enlisted in Missouri on September 18th, 1942; his 27th birthday. He was an ambulance driver in England, he never went to Fra...