Daughters of the American Revolution

The Hoosier Elm Chapter

Corydon, Indiana

DAR History

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization.  DAR was founded in 1890, and was incorporated by an Act of Congress in 1896.  Over 1 million members have been admitted to DAR since 1890.  

The objectives of DAR have remained the same since the first meeting 125 years ago.  Those objectives are:  Historical -  to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational - to carry out a directive from Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of  knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion..."; and Patriotic - to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

What Do Members Do?

In communities across the country and around the world, Chapters participate in:

Madonna of the Trail

NSDAR Memorial Pioneer Mothers Covered Wagon Days

Richmond, Indiana

What is DAR?

Available for Purchase at The Frederick Porter Griffin Center :  

Exciting Times in Old Harrison County 1906 to 1910 Volumes I ($15) and II ($22)

Court News, Accidents, Criminals, Animal Stories, Trivia, Social News, Snakes, Elopements, Inquests, Robberies, and More!

Published by Mrs. Lynne C. Keasling-DAR Sister