The Jacksonville Chapter is known as the “Mother Chapter of Florida” because it is
the first Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Florida.
The Jacksonville Chapter was formerly recognized in 1895 by the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR),
just five years after the 1890 founding of
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for under served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. 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.
Promotion of Education
For membership into the Jacksonville Chapter, contact Betty Reed.
The DAR Insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by,
the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.
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Site Last Updated August 20, 2015