The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a volunteer service organization based on lineage from a man or woman who fought in or gave aid to the American Revolution. We preserve historic buildings and artifacts; provide contests, awards and scholarships; support schools, and develop good citizens while celebrating the exceptional events in our American history. Our mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
The photo above shows chapter members celebrating the Pony Express Sesquicentennial Reenactment by the St. Joseph Chapter on April 3, 1913. The chapter presented the monument to the City of St. Joseph.
Since its founding, the St. Joseph Chapter has undertaken many projects. For example, we placed markers on the graves of two Revolutionary veterans, John Griffith and John Davis. Since 1913, we have participated in Arbor Day tree plantings to help beautify our city. We are proud of St. Joseph's Pony Express monument, erected in 1913, shown above. The Pony Express monument marks the site of the beginning of the Pony Express on April 3, 1840. In addition, we support veterans and those men and women serving in the military and honor outstanding local Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students.