ABOUT THE DAR
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, 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 over 175,000 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.
The first DAR chapter in Alaska organized in Sitka in 1903. Currently there are five chapters in the state: Alaska Chapter - Fairbanks, Colonel John Mitchell Chapter - Anchorage, Sleeping Lady Chapter - Eagle River, Natalia Shelikof Chapter - Kodiak, and Inside Passage Chapter - Juneau. The Inside Passage Chapter was organized and confirmed April 12, 2014.
Our chapter meets the first Saturday of the month in January, February, March, May, August, September, October, November, and December. Prospective members are always welcome! Please contact us to attend.
- The DAR Insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.
Last updated April 9, 2015
Webmaster: Susan Keltner