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Welcome to the Council Bluffs Chapter DAR web site.  We are located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where we are surrounded by the unique and beautiful Loess Hills.  Our chapter is named for the city in which we reside. The name implies that Native American council meetings were held on the Missouri River, and it was also the stopping place for members of the Lewis and Clark expedition. We were one of the first chapters to be organized in the Iowa Society DAR and celebrated our 100th birthday in 1997.


The Council Bluffs Chapter promotes historic preservation, patriotic education, scholarships, DAR Schools, citizenship training, and support for the veterans.  Our notable activities include helping with the Lincoln Memorial in Lincoln Park, the Revolutionary War Ancestor Memorial in Bayliss Park and the Lewis and Clark Monument in Council Bluffs.



Lincoln Monument

Lincoln Monument Plaque

The Lincoln Monument was erected in July, 1911 and commemorates Abraham Lincoln's visit to the site in 1859. From this site, Lincoln viewed and selected the Eastern Terminus of the first transcontinental railroad built in the United States.

Lewis and Clark Monument

Bayliss Park Fountain


Recently the chapter contributed to the new fountain in Bayliss Park. The new fountain was dedicated in the Spring of 2007.




Barbara A. Halpin
Iowa State Regent


National Motto

"God, Home, and Country"

National Theme

“Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future.” 


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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