Welcome to the Rock Island Chapter web site! The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a patriotic service organization for women age 18 and older with proven lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

The primary objectives of the DAR are education, patriotism, and historic preservation, which are met through a variety of ways, including scholarships, literacy programs, support of active military, working with veterans, youth organizations, schools, restoration of public landmarks, buildings, cemeteries, and various community service projects throughout the United States and eleven countries overseas.125 years

For more information about the DAR, its history, projects, scholarships, membership eligibility, and other information, please visit the NSDAR and Missouri State Society web sites (links below).

October 11, 2015, marks the 125th Anniversary of the DAR, which was founded in 1890. Daughters throughout the country will be celebrating this significant milestone through a variety of service projects and planned activities as they Celebrate America!

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

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The Rock Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is dedicated to preserving American history and securing America’s future through education and promoting patriotism. Our members come from a wide area including Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, Camden, and Boone counties. We meet the third Saturday of each month (excluding January, July and August) at the Eldon United Methodist Church. Regular meetings include educational and informational programs that support the objectives of the National Society, and are of interest to members and their guests. We invite you to visit our next meeting, and consider your eligibility to join the DAR. Please contact us for more information.

Chapter History

Under the leadership of Karen Taylor Bradley, the Eldon Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, came into being. While some chapters may take five to six years to organize, the fervent work of the organizing members and Organizing Regent Dolores Brondel resulted in the establishment of the Eldon Chapter in an astounding nine months’ time. The organizing meeting was held July 19, 1997. The chapter was officially confirmed on October 11, 1997, and was named the Eldon Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter was renamed Rock Island Chapter effective December 5, 2015.

The Rock Island Chapter has grown in membership since 1997, and strives to meet the objectives of the National Society. Chapter members remain actively involved in supporting veterans, giving to the Archives Alive Project, sponsoring flags for Memorial Day, and participating at the state level by serving soup at the Christmas Open House, attending the annual Flag Day Picnic, district meetings, and state conference.


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