The DAR has a three-pronged mission to preserve American history, secure America’s future through better education, and promote patriotism.

Historic Preservation

Throughout the history of DAR, historic preservation has been one of the main focuses of the mission of the organization. DAR members participate in a wide variety of historic preservation projects, which are crucial to preserving our history and cultural heritage for future generations.

See some examples of Rhode Island Daughters’ work in historic preservation.


The DAR is passionate about educating America’s youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests, and awards to help further this goal. The DAR website offers many different resources that teachers may find useful when they are teaching subjects such as the Revolutionary War, family history/genealogy, the colonial period, and early America. Teachers and students are encouraged to explore the available resources and take advantage of the different programs DAR offers.

Rhode Island Daughters support education in a variety of ways.


For 125 years, the Daughters of the American Revolution have carried the torch of patriotism. Love of country was the purpose; ancestors who fought for freedom was the bond that united women to form an organization that honored heritage and worked to ensure a bright future for our children. Patriotism is the foundation of the many DAR activities that take place in local communities across the country.

Love of country is evident in the multitude of patriotic endeavors we pursue.