Welcome to Missouri DAR
Missouri Daughters have served Missouri communities since 1891. Our focus is on historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
With over 100 years of service to Missouri communities, our mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We own and operate two historic properties listed on the National Historic Register--Roslyn Heights in Boonville, Missouri, our state headquarters, and Cold Water Cemetery in Florissant, Missouri. The Madonna of the Trail, located in Lexington, Missouri, is a national landmark proudly maintained by Missouri Daughters. With the help of Judge Harry S. Truman in the early 1900s, Missouri Daughters were instrumental in gaining U.S. Congressional approval for our National Society to erect 12 identical statutes across America honoring pioneer women, marking the National Old Trails Road from Maryland to California. The Missouri State Society DAR began placing historic markers across the state in the early 1900s. The markers commemorate historic sites, properties, and trails.
We recognize and honor students by offering a number of contests for scholarship, good citizenship, and knowledge of American history. We provide schools with educational materials about our nation's founding, such as for Constitution Week.
The Missouri State Society DAR awards medals and a scholarship to a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) each year.
Missouri Daughters support American veterans and Veterans Administration (VA) institutions throughout the state by offering many hours of volunteer service and providing financial support. Additionally, care packages, phone cards, letters, and cards are sent to servicemen and servicewomen abroad, in support of “DAR Project Patriot.” We also mark Revolutionary War Patriot graves, and host public ceremonies on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, and Veterans Day. Missouri DAR has been a strong supporter of Honor Flights for World War II veterans in Missouri.