The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890, is a volunteer service organization dedicated to honoring our revolutionary ancestors, promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education.
We participate in community events , support our youth, contribute to and visit veterans' hospitals, promote literacy, and preserve genealogical records.
The Oregon State Society DAR owns and operates two museum complexes of pioneer days, Newell Pioneer Village and Caples House Museum Complex.
Many scholarships are available from the National Society and the Oregon Society.
The Oregon State Society DAR supports the Chemawa Indian School, the oldest off-reservation boarding school in the United States.
The DAR promotes knowledge, loyalty, and love of country in the hearts and minds of all American citizens. This is accomplished with programs, displays, and contents.
Who is Eligible for Membership?
Any woman eighteen years or older who can prove a lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence is eligible to become a member. Eligibility is determined through documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.
The ancestor's service could include:
*Being a signer of the Declaration of Independence
*Being a signer of the U.S. Constitution
*Participated in military service --all branches
Or other civil or patriotic service
The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and the proof documenting it. The Oregon State Society has over 1,700 members around the state who are willing to help you research and document your membership eligibility.
For more information visit Oregon DAR,