The Colorado State Society NSDAR is a vibrant, growing organization of women who are interested in America’s rich history, promoting education, researching their family heritage, encouraging patriotism, and serving their communities. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and incorporated by an Act of Congress in 1896. One of the largest women's service organizations in the world, the DAR is comprised of volunteers who lineally descend from someone who served or assisted our new country in the American Revolution. Mary Green Montgomery Slocum founded the Colorado State Society of the DAR on May 13, 1895. With 42 chapters statewide and over 3,000 members in Colorado, DAR members are dedicated to promoting education, historic preservation, and patriotism.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving history and supporting education programs.
DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually in support of veterans, active duty military and their families and communities, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 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.