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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

  • March Chapter Meeting -  "National Junior Committee Projects"
    March Chapter Meeting -  "National Junior Committee Projects"
    Sat, Mar 16
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Sandy Zeles, Junior Membership, Illinois State Chair, will present "The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund’s Support of DAR Schools and the National Junior Committee Project"
  • April Chapter Meeting - "The Chicago Refugee Experience: Past and Present"
    April Chapter Meeting - "The Chicago Refugee Experience: Past and Present"
    Sat, Apr 13
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Presented by Chicago Chapter Member Robyn Betchner.
  • May Chapter Meeting - “Women’s History During the Great Migration”
    May Chapter Meeting - “Women’s History During the Great Migration”
    Sat, May 18
    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Presented by Freda Brown, School Library Media Specialist at Kenwood Academy High School. She is the winner of the Newberry Library's Chicago Chapter DAR Fellowship for education specialists to develop a digital education project.
  • June Chapter Meeting - Community Service Fair
    June Chapter Meeting - Community Service Fair
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611

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

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