Throughout 2015, the Daughters of the American Revolution will be celebrating 125 years of service to America. The DAR was founded on October 11, 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. This significant anniversary is an incredible opportunity to share DAR’s fascinating history as well as our organization’s contemporary relevance. We look forward to honoring the members who made the DAR what it is today and celebrating those who continue their work for the future.
This Celebrate 125! section of the website will be updated with new content throughout the year, so continue to check back regularly to learn more about DAR’s 125 years of service.
Over the course of three years DAR members worldwide will work towards volunteering 10 million hours of community service.
This video introduces the initiative and highlights the volunteer work members did in 2013
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism. DAR has 165,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and around the world. DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC is home to the DAR Museum, DAR Library, Americana Collection, and Constitution Hall.
Originally shown at the Opening Night Ceremonies of the 121st Continental Congress, the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this video celebrates the historic preservation, educational and patriotic work of the DAR.
Originally shown at National Defense Night of the 121st Continental Congress, the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this video celebrates the patriotic work of DAR chapters across the country and around the world.
Originally shown at the Distinguished Awards Ceremony of the 121st Continental Congress, the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this video celebrates the historic preservation work of DAR chapters across the country and around the world.
Originally shown at the Gala Awards Night of the 121st Continental Congress, the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this video celebrates the education work of DAR chapters across the country and around the world.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s National Board of Management visited the DAR Schools and DAR-supported schools in October 2010. These brief highlights capture the excitement of the children and the fun of the tour.
These 5 videos highlight the vibrant, active organization the DAR is today and reinforces the diversity of its membership and service work. While just a snapshot of the multitude of efforts of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the video captures an overview of the grassroots service programs.
Built in 1905, Memorial Continental Hall is the oldest building in the DAR Headquarters complex. This video describes the construction and history of this National Registered Historic Landmark building.
This video gives an overview of the historic DAR Library Lay Light Restoration project. For more information, visit: www.dar.org/laylight
Published on Jun 27, 2013
An overview of the entire DAR Library lay light restoration project. This restoration was part of Merry Ann Wright’s President General’s Project.
Historic auditorium DAR Constitution Hall is transformed over 36 hours for the Horatio Alger Awards ceremony and gala dinner. For more information visit the Hall at http://www.dar.org/ and All Stage and Sound at http://www.allstage.com/.
Located at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC, the DAR Library is one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers. This video describes the history and collections of this valuable resource.
Uploaded on Nov 8, 2010
To celebrate the holiday season, the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting the ninth annual DAR Christmas Open House at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Located at 17th and D Streets across from the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, Memorial Continental Hall is home of the DAR Headquarters and is a National Historic Landmark Building. Guests can enjoy caroling, refreshments and visiting with Santa, as well as evening tours of our historic period rooms decorated for the holidays.
The DAR Christmas Open House is free to the public and no reservations are required. For more information, visit www.dar.org/openhouse or contact (202) 572-0563. Photos by Scott Braman, http://scottbraman.com/, music by Seraphim, http://seraphimquartet.org/.
Published on Mar 21, 2014
On January 27, 2005, at the invitation of the U.S. Postal Service and the family of Marian Anderson, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution co-hosted the unveiling of a commemorative United States postage stamp honoring the operatic and concert star at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
For many in the audience, the ceremony represented a touching time of healing and at last hopefully a happy ending to a painful chapter in history.
The Marian Anderson commemorative stamp ceremony was filled with touching speeches, performances by renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and a reception for the guests.
This clip shows DAR President General Presley Wagoner’s remarks from the Marian Anderson commemorative stamp ceremony.
Published on Jul 25, 2014
Opening Night of the 123rd DAR Continental Congress featured Alexander Rose, author of Washington’s Spies, as the keynote speaker. Barry Josephson accepted the DAR Media and Entertainment award on behalf of the television series TURN.
Published on Jul 25, 2014
Admiral Michelle Howard, US Navy and General Norton Schwartz, US Air Force (retired) were the keynote speakers at the National Defense Night ceremony of the 123rd DAR Continental Congress