National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Founded in 1890, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a vibrant women's volunteer service organization. DAR is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with chapters located across the country and around the world. The mission of DAR is to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and secure America's future through better education for children. DAR is a non-profit, non-political organization.
"It is one of my sources of happiness
never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."
- Dolley Madison
Our Service Projects and Committees
With something for every Daughter, there are plenty of ways to get involved and serve our community!
The Dolley Madison Chapter, NSDAR, is one of 18 chapters in the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution (DCDAR).
America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. DAR is the first heritage society to formally partner with America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. The agreement outlines a number of initiatives developed by the DAR to honor Revolutionary War Patriots, engage youth through contests and educational programming, and support efforts to better tell the story of underrepresented and diverse Patriots who helped to win the American War of Independence. Learn more about this partnership here.