Gibson Chapel at Tamassee School
Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, South Carolina, was founded by the DAR in 1919.


Crossnore School sign
Crossnore School
in western North Carolina,
was founded in 1913.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organizations.

DAR Supported Schools

Since 1903, the Society has been helping children in remote mountain areas receive an education. Crossnore School gives children from the mountains and foothills of North Carolina a home while attending public schools in Avery County. The school also provides day care services for local children. Tamassee DAR School has approximately 45 boarding students and 450 day students. A pre-school center for children fills a community need. Both schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Constitution Week

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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