The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history, and supporting education programs.

Jonathan Dayton Chapter was organized 8 February 1896 and chartered 8 April 1896. Our chapter is named for Jonathan Dayton, the youngest person to sign the U.S. Constitution.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

HISTORICAL — To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence.

EDUCATIONAL — To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion…”

PATRIOTIC — To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.


Additional, helpful sites:

NSDAR  “Honoring Our Heritage – Focusing on the Future – Celebrating America”

OSDAR  “Love, Loyalty, Friendship”

NSCAR  “Pursuit of Happiness”