The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 165,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. 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, is eligible for membership. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. NSDAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding.
The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation, they seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -- one nation and one people.
C.A.R., the nation’s oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States.
Meadow Garden is one of Georgia's oldest dwellings. The National Historic Landmark is a quiet and inviting oasis in the midst of the industrialized city of Augusta, Georgia. Come and visit this beautiful treasure! Guided tours are available five days a week. The home features 18th and 19th Century American and English furnishings, porcelains, paintings and primitive household equipment.
Tamassee DAR School is a private 501-c(3) non-profit children’s home and family service organization offering multi-faceted programs to serve children and families with a variety of needs. Year round services are provided for up to 56 children in residence and 54 children in Day Care. Our programs and services include 7 on-campus child care homes that can house up to 8-10 children, middle-school academy for day and residential students, individual and group counseling, enrichment and recreational activities, and a college/after care program.
Founded in 1913, The Crossnore School is a private, non-profit children's home and school in the western North Carolina mountains. Most residents live at Crossnore because they can no longer remain in their current homes due to circumstances beyond their control. Residents come from all counties in North Carolina.
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Inc. is located on Gunter Mountain in northeast Alabama. The school serves grades K-12 and provides opportunities for the children of a large, rural area in the Appalachian foothills to develop a strong love of American ideals as they obtain a distinctive academic background. Emphasis is upon patriotic education throughout the curriculum. Although the school plant and enrollment have increased greatly in size and number since 1924, the same spirit of dedication to achievement, patriotic and moral values, and service to community and country exists on the campus today as it did in the early years of this unique educational experiment of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Located at the forks of Troublesome Creek in Knott County, Kentucky, Hindman Settlement School has been a model center of progressive education and community service since 1902. The school has played a vital role in preserving and promoting the literary and cultural heritage of southeastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. Today, the school provides educational programs for children with learning differences and dyslexia. Our Folk Arts Education Program works with local schools and agencies to promote and preserve the region's cultural heritage. The Settlement also supports community service programs and hosts a number of events each year.
Georgia's DAR-supported school. A four-year accredited college located in Rome, GA