Rhode Island State Society

Daughters of the
American Revolution

Like a lighthouse,
Shine bright
Day and night

Conimicut Lighthouse

Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel

Welcome to the Rhode Island State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). We are daughters of patriots who fought for American independence.

What is the DAR?

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization founded in 1890, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can trace her ancestry to a Patriot ancestor who provided aid to the cause of independence in the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Membership in the Rhode Island DAR joins you to a network of women across the state active in service to their communities in the areas of historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Historic Preservation

DAR members participate in a wide variety of historic preservation projects, which are crucial to preserving our history and cultural heritage for future generations.

Education

The DAR is passionate about educating America’s youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests, and awards to help further this goal.

Patriotism

For 125 years, the DAR has carried the torch of patriotism. Patriotism is the foundation of the many DAR activities that take place in communities nationwide.