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Chicago Chapter member Grace Willbur Trout led the 1913 Illinois Suffrage Motorcar Tour through the state.  The tour ended in front of the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. 

Photo courtesy of the Chicago History Museum.

Chicago Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), was established on March 20, 1891, as the first chapter of our historic service organization. Today, our members participate in the Chicago community and are dedicated to our Society’s mission of  promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education.

Events and Programs

  • October Genealogy Workshop
    Sat, Oct 01
    Chicago, Illinois 60610
    Oct 01, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois 60610
  • October Chapter Meeting -  “Chicago Chapter’s Contributions to Newberry Library’s Genealogy and Local History Collection
    Oct 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • November Chapter Meeting - “Chicago Chapter’s Gold Star Mothers, Aunts and Grandmothers”
    Nov 12, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • Annual Business Meeting (Zoom)
    Sat, Jan 14
    Zoom - Link Sent to Members
    Jan 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom - Link Sent to Members
    Join us for our annual business meeting!
  • February Chapter Meeting - “My Grandmother’s DAR”
    Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • March Chapter Meeting - “Researching African American Revolutionary War Patriots”
    Mar 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • April Chapter Meeting - “Genealogical Gold in the DAR Database”
    Apr 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • May Chapter Meeting - “Women in the Shadow of the Supreme Court”
    May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
  • June Chapter Meeting - Community Service Fair
    Sat, Jun 17
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Jun 17, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611

"We are passionate about our community service through promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism."

Courtenay Wood - Chapter Regent

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