Who We Are

The DAR, founded in 1890 by an Act of Congress 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.  The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country.

The Colorado Chapter NSDAR was established in 1904 by a group of civic-minded women committed to advancing ideals of patriotism, education, and historic awareness through charitable works. Our chapter’s first regent, Mary Goodell Grant, was wife of Colorado’s second territorial governor and third state governor.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.

We welcome any woman, 18 years or older, who can prove her lineal descent from any individual who helped achieve American independence. Interested women are encouraged to attend one of our meetings so they may learn more about us and all that we do.