Why DAR?

Brenda Judd Dooley 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.

To accomplish this mission, DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

DAR has 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.

DAR in Kansas

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Kansas DAR is comprised of a group of active women, from all walks of life, who cherish their heritage and enthusiastically support the mission of DAR through state, chapter, and individual activities.

Kansas DAR is especially proud of our research library, located in Dodge City, Kansas. The library is open to the public. More information can be found on the Library page.

Kansas Chapel If you ever have the opportunity to visit DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC, be sure and visit the beautiful Kansas Chapel, located in the Administration Building of NSDAR Headquarters at 1776 D Street, N.W.

Kansas has an interesting history (Did you know that much of Kansas was once an ocean?) and DAR in Kansas has worked to help preserve it since 1896. Read about some of our projects on the History page.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and learning more about DAR in Kansas! Our chapters welcome your membership inquiries and we have talented ladies ready to help you join DAR. Please contact us!