•   Our DAR Chapter Honors Veterans with a Christmas Tree at Roslyn Heights

  •   Our Junior Member Won the 2014 MSSDAR Outstanding Page Award

  •   Members Attend a Memorial Day Ceremony at Cold Water Cemetery

  •   Members Present Funds Raised to Sweet Dreams Picture Pillow Project

  •   Members Present Funds to Ann's Bra Shop for "No Woman Left Behind"

Daughters of the American Revolution

Objectives: Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism

Today’s DAR members are talented, active, industrious women who share a passion for promoting patriotism, supporting education, and contributing to historical preservation. We are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations: professional women, women serving in the military, homemakers, and mothers.

There are approximately 3,000 DAR chapters in the United States and abroad. The Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter was founded in December 1978 and is named after a renowned figure, Mary Hempstead, in St. Louis history. We actively promote and contribute to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

We welcome new members! For membership eligibility, please visit our membership page. Please contact us if you are interested in DAR membership and would like to attend one of our meetings.

Historic Preservation

Our chapter supports two historic properties owned by the Missouri State Society DAR: Roslyn Heights in Boonville, Missouri, and Cold Water Cemetery in Florissant, Missouri. Both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Mary Hempstead Lisa Chapter offers local schools the opportunity to participate in award and scholarship programs supported by NSDAR. DAR supported schools are also part of our efforts.    Read more


Service Awards are presented on local, state, and national levels to individuals and groups. We support active duty military, as well as veterans. We celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, and Veterans Day.
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More DAR Information and Links:

Visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution website at www.dar.org to learn about who we are and what we do. The Missouri State DAR website offers information regarding: how Missouri Daughters have served Missouri communities since 1891; finding the right Missouri chapter to join; how we honor our living American veterans; and view a list of our current state officers.

You can also learn about "Today's DAR" on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Search the DAR Genealogical Research System to see if your Revolutionary War patriot is in the DAR database.

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Make a difference in your community. Join us!

Our DAR chapter supports our active duty military and veterans. Most recently, we raised funds for the Sweet Dream Pillow Project. The Sweet Dream Picture Pillows are available to the children of any family whose father or mother is on active duty and will be absent from their family for at least three months. The project serves to thank the brave men and women serving in every single branch of our armed forces.