Chester County Chapter, NSDAR

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Our Mission is Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 190,000 members.

Chester County Chapter, NSDAR, was founded in 1894. We have a rich history of serving Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Who are Chester County Chapter, NSDAR, women? We are women who are active and passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, and honoring those who serve our nation.

Our chapter has over 200 members, with varied backgrounds and a whole spectrum of ages. From our Junior members, ages 18 to 35, to our regular members, we are involved in various professions from college students, doctors, teachers, professional working women, mothers, grandmothers, and retirees. Whatever your interest may be, you can find friendships and have fun at our meetings. We hold an annual luncheon in the fall which helps us achieve our chapter goals, as well as support our national organization’s projects. This event is always popular and well-attended by members and guests.

Chapter meetings are a wonderful place for networking, education, patriotism, culture and history. We meet monthly either on a Monday or Saturday from September to May. There is no meeting in January. We have a variety of activities throughout the year. Our members regularly volunteer at the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center. We work with area schools each year to recognize students and we participate in community events. In addition to our meetings, service projects provide opportunities for friendship, fellowship and honoring our Patriots and our Daughters. You might volunteer for a table at a re-enactment, deliver holiday cookies to First Responders, gather for a memorial grave marking, or place a wreath on a veteran’s grave during our annual Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Interested in joining DAR? Any woman, 18 years or older, who can prove a lineal descent from a patriot who rendered military, civil, or patriotic service is eligible to join DAR. If you are interested in becoming a member of our chapter, please contact us. We would be delighted to help you trace your family back to your Revolutionary War patriot. Please visit our National Society website for more information regarding membership and the application process.

You are welcome to visit us at our meetings or events. Please join us and become acquainted with the caring and devoted women who carry on the valuable work of our long-enduring chapter.


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Last updated: 2/19/23

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