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Becoming a DAR Member

Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your Family Tree?

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

As a member of DAR, through participation in various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

Any woman is eligible for membership who is at least 18 years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

Acceptable Service

The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof. The National Society accepts service, with some exceptions, for the period between April 19, 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and November 26, 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York).

Eligibility for membership is for any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution.

To learn more about how to join DAR, visit the Become a Member page on the NSDAR Website.

About DAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890, and incorporated in 1896 by an Act of Congress. It currently has over 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and has international chapters in 11 countries. Over a million women have joined NSDAR since its inception. To learn more about NSDAR, visit our National website at

About Arkansas DAR

The Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, organized in 1893 by Mrs. C. R. Breckenridge, has over 2,300 members in 41 chapters located throughout the state. Arkansas Daughters are committed to serving their communities through activities that fulfill the National Society’s objectives of promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. Each member can choose an area from the many committees of service by contributing her talents to the organization.

Interested in Joining DAR?

If you think our organization is for you, start by getting in touch with an Arkansas DAR chapter near you or contact us to find out more about joining a chapter.