Continental Hall

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DAR Headquarters —
Memorial Continental Hall
Washington, D.C.


DAR Library

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Since its founding in 1896,
the DAR Library has grown
into a specialized collection
of American genealogical
and historical manuscripts
and publications.

What better way to honor one’s lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution than to become a DAR member. The Archibald D. Murphey Chapter NSDAR welcomes new members at any time throughout the year. Membership is dependent on one’s ability to provide documentation of birth, marriage, and death of patriots and their descendants. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolutionary War is eligible for membership.

DAR members are a vibrant and active group of women who are passionate about performing service to their community, preserving history, and educating children. Our members support and honor those who are serving and have served our Nation.

Potential members are invited to attend our meetings and learn about membership, and our various projects and activities. Our chapter registrar will be happy to assist you with the membership process.

A patriot is anyone, both men and women, who supported the cause for American independence through military, civil or patriotic service and must occur during the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. For a list of acceptable service see the Accepted Revolutionary War Service page for more information.

Feel free to review the NSDAR site’s membership page for further details. Learn more about DAR and how to easily begin the membership process. We will welcome you with open arms.

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