Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR: It Happens at the Chapters!

Welcome to the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR) website. As CTDAR celebrates 125 years since its founding in 1892, and 100 years since its incorporation in 1917, this energetic and enthusiastic community service organization is evolving! The mission of DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism, and Connecticut Daughters support this in every town. Thirty-nine chapters make up CTDAR, and they encourage students, engage their communities, hold exciting commemorative events, and enhance services for veterans all over the state.

Expert teams of genealogists are available at no cost to help all women over 18 determine whether they might have an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence during the Revolutionary War. Might you? Enjoy our site, and if you would like to know more or just want to visit a chapter during an event or a meeting click Membership or Contact Us and we’ll help you find a chapter near you!

Alice E. Ridgway, State Regent


CTDAR was organized in 1892 and is part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). A wide variety of community service volunteer opportunities are easily accessed through local chapters for today's busy women who want to have an impact. 
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Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove her lineal, bloodline descent from a patriot who gave aid or was a soldier in the American Revolution, is eligible for membership in the National Society.
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DAR happens at the chapters!

CTDAR is comprised of 39 local chapters from all parts of Connecticut.
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