National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – Janesville Chapter

DAR is your mother, your daughter, your grandmother, your friend, your colleague… DAR is you!

DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War.

DAR – Janesville Chapter

DAR – Janesville Chapter follows the national guildelines in promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Membership is open to any woman over the age of 18 who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Janesville Chapter meetings are  held on  either Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday during the second week of the month from September until May at the Janesville Woman’s Club Building.

Janesville Chapter was the second DAR chapter organized in Wisconsin. On October 8, 1935, we celebrated the 40th birthday of our chapter. On October 14, 1995, the chapter celebrated the 100th anniversary!

DAR Resources

Why Should I Become A Member?

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

DAR provides the opportunity to…
  • contribute to important service projects
  • honor and preserve the legacy of patriot ancestors
  • make lifelong friends
  • participate in unique social and service-oriented programs within your community
  • be involved in a variety of programs that provide something for everyone
  • gain valuable leadership experience
  • establish a network of contacts in your community and all over the world.

What Does DAR Do?

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

Most of DAR’s volunteer work is accomplished by the grassroots efforts of chapters on the local level which focus on the mission areas of DAR by encouraging members to become involved in these initiatives in their local communities.