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National Society DAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, more than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded over 125 years ago. Any woman 18 years or older — regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background — who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Visit the National Society DAR website for more information.

DAR Memorial Hall

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DAR Headquarters

Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

DAR Library

One of the nation's premier centers for genealogy.

The DAR Library, housed in Memorial Continental Hall, is an inviting place to visit as well as to conduct research. Those looking for more information about their ancestors may find it in the DAR Library, which has an extensive array of genealogical resources. Many of these items are not available elsewhere.

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