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With more than 125 years of tradition, a vast array of service work, an historic National Headquarters building with extraordinary collections, and countless activities taking place locally, nationally, and globally, there is much to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).


The organization was founded in 1890, dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. They are the timely, overarching principles that keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.


This nonprofit, nonpolitical, volunteer women's service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization. We are Today's DAR.


The Towamencin Chapter, NSDAR, is located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and was organized on Friday, November 12, 1954, in the parish house of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church by 30 founding members. Since its founding, the Towamencin Chapter, NSDAR, has been active within the community and the National Society.

  • The 1963 NSDAR American History Essay Contest winner was a student whose essay was submitted through the Towamencin Chapter, NSDAR.
  • Towamencin Chapter, NSDAR, donated an original George Washington painting, "The Journey" to the Lansdale Historical Society, and also presented a DAR Community Service Award to the society for its efforts in creating the Research Center at the Historical Society‚Äôs headquarters on Jenkins Avenue in Lansdale.
  • The Labor Lyceum Senior Center was the recipient of several original paintings of historical sites by Nancy Mortensen, a Towamencin Chapter, NSDAR, member.

Today the chapter continues to perpetuate the National Society's mission by participating in local parades; publicizing chapter events so that citizens have the opportunity to enjoy our programs and speakers; awarding students who participate in the NSDAR American History Essay Contest; and holding an annual workshop for prospective members as well as interested citizens working on genealogy.


DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890
Incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress
Objectives: Historic Preservation, Patriotism, and Education
Motto: God, Home, and Country

National Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Encompassing an entire city block, DAR Headquarters is one of the world's largest complex of buildings owned and maintained exclusively by women.

Step inside the rooms of the DAR Headquarters online with a virtual online tour. This perspective allows you to see everything in the room, from the beautiful chandeliers and architectural features to the antique furnishings and carpets.


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