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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating 122 years of service this year.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C. in buildings covering an entire square block near the White House, DAR is dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotic endeavor.   Most of the volunteer work of DAR is accomplished under a committee system, sponsoring schools, scholarships, contests, and recognition for community service.  DAR works to preserve our American heritage and supports current members and veterans of the military.  DAR is non-political and does not lobby on the state or local level.

The Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution (ISDAR) was organized in 1891.  Iowa Daughters are active in their communities preserving history, promoting education, and fostering patriotism.  Iowa Daughters actively seek new members, working to assist prospective members with research into their family heritages.   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.  Currently there are 48 chapters with nearly 2,200 members.

Iowa Daughters have placed historical markers, commemorating historical sites; they have helped preserve genealogical records and local histories in Iowa; Iowa Daughters have also helped commemorate historical events such as the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Korean War, and the Louisiana Purchase.  Members work with schools to promote youth programs and scholarship opportunities through such programs as the DAR Good Citizen recognition and scholarship for high school seniors, Junior American Citizens activities for children of all ages, and various poster and essay contests.  Individually and as chapters, Iowa Daughters volunteer in their communities and for VA Hospitals, supporting active duty military as well as Veterans.   Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution gives women an opportunity to form lifelong friendships and provides a framework for activities that support the NSDAR Motto: God, Home, and Country.




Barbara A. Halpin
Iowa State Regent


National Motto

"God, Home, and Country"

National Theme

"Honoring Our Heritage --
        Focusing on the Future --
               Celebrating America!"


2012 - 2014 State Theme

Hands of Friendship Working Together to Build Membership


"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded."

2 Corinthians 15.7



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