• "Celebrating God, Home, and Country"
  • "Celebrating God, Home, and Country"
  • "Celebrating God, Home, and Country"

Our Work

Historic Preservation:

The women of DAR work to preserve our cultural heritage in many ways – writing histories, researching and maintaining historical sites, and preserving family lineages and genealogical records and making them public for the future. DAR members support a variety of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage. A major ongoing project is to preserve genealogical records, artifacts, and historical documents. DAR not only preserves them but makes these items available to the public at our DAR library located at our National headquarters in Washington D.C. The DAR Library also offers a searchable database of these records online through our Genealogical Research System (GRS). Some of our other historic projects include restoring and maintaining historical sites; locating, restoring, and marking Ameerican Revolutionary War Patriot gravesites and headstones, and organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations, and memorials. DAR members place monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history.
We are so proud to have one of the twelve Madonna of the Trail monuments located in Springerville, Arizona. Madonna of the Trail You can learn more about this monument here.


From the time of our founding in 1896, education has been one of the main focuses of the mission of the DAR. We support numerous programs, contests, and awards to help further this goal. Educators are invited to explore our online resources. DAR members are passionate about education. We have a history of establishing schools for the underserved in our country and we continue to fund schools, scholarships, and awards for outstanding students throughout the country. We also support local schools and literacy programs for adults and children. We sponsor American History contests, offer summer camps, and cultural programs. We provide many opportunities for our members to support education in our local schools.


Love of country is the inspiration for many DAR activities. From volunteering with veterans in Veteran Administration (VA) hospitals and nursing homes to teaching the Flag of the United States etiquette to schoolchildren and new Americans, our members demonstrate patriotism in many ways. For more than a century DAR members have encouraged patriotic activities and love of our country. This love of country is evidenced in the multitude of patriotic projects supported by our members. As a national organization, we have provided more than 200,000 hours of volunteer time annually to veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and non-VA facilities. We offer support to America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad through care packages, phone cards, and other needed items. We sponsor special programs promoting the United States Constitution during its official celebration week of September 17-23. In fact, in 1956, the DAR petitioned Congress for a Constitution Week observance. DAR participates in naturalization ceremonies, presents patriotic awards to deserving individuals including the Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award, DAR Good Citizens awards and medals, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) medals, and Community Service Awards. For more information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact our chapter regent.