National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was
founded on October 11, 1890 with three main objectives:
To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who
achieved American Independence; by the acquisition and
protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by
the encouragement of historical research in relation to the
American Revolution and the publication of its results; by the
preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the
individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and
by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.
To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for
the general diffusion of knowledge and affording to young and
old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest
capacity for performing the duties of American Citizens
To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American
freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to
aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty...
Nationally, the Daughters of the American Revolution maintain
the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. which has a collection of
40,000 objects tracing life in early America. DAR also maintains
a Library in Washington, D.C., open to the public, which houses
over 105,000 titles relating to genealogy and history.
For more information on the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution, please visit the
NSDAR Web site.
For more information on the Michigan State Society Daughters of
the American Revolution, please visit the
MSDAR Web site.