Chicago Chapter, NSDAR, was established on March 20, 1891, as the first chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Today, our members participate in the Chicago community and are dedicated to our National Society's mission of promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Chicago Chapter, NSDAR, is one of 103 chapters in the State of Illinois and is the largest in the State.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts more than 175,000 members in over 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.
Our organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.