Are you passionate about patriotism?
Do you believe in the benefits of education?
Perhaps the idea of historic preservation appeals to you?
Maybe you enjoy genealogy and the “thrill of the hunt” in discovering your past?
If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are in the right place to learn more about the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR)!
Missouri Daughters support “God, Home, and Country”, the motto of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). With over 5,500 members in Missouri, our members come from a variety of backgrounds. We share the common bond of having proven lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War.
Our non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization is made up of women who volunteer in their communities and sponsor events to promote the ideals of education, historic preservation, and patriotism. As you review this site, you will find scholarship opportunities, highlights of historic properties, and examples of ways we honor the patriotism of both our active military and our veterans. While this site provides a small glimpse of ways Daughters are active in Missouri, we would like to connect you with one of the 103 local chapters to answer your questions, secure your membership, and then help you pursue your area of passion in DAR!
My personal experience with DAR began when I decided to become involved in my local community. As a teacher, I found a great sense of purpose in making a difference in the lives of students. In addition, I wanted to find a meaningful way to be active and contribute to the community. I discovered that by participating in DAR events and programs, I could make a difference in the lives of veterans, military personnel, students, and in the restoration and preservation efforts of historic properties. To top it all off, I have made phenomenal friends along the way! I am thrilled to share these opportunities and more with you, through membership in DAR. With the celebration of America 250 just a few short years away, this is the perfect time to get involved. Select the following link to get started: Membership.
I look forward to meeting you!
MSSDAR State Regent
Do not know where to begin? MSSDAR has a friendly team who will personally guide you through the application process to prove your lineal, bloodline descent of a Patriot in the American Revolutionary War.
Working with our local schools and other agencies, Missouri Daughters promotes good citizenship in our schools, award scholarships, promotes literacy, participate in naturalization ceremonies, and more!
MSSDAR maintains historic sites throughout Missouri. Among those are Cold Water Cemetery; Madonna of the Trail; Roslyn Heights, home to MSSDAR; and trail markers throughout Missouri.
Missouri Daughters support veterans and active-duty military by volunteering at local veteran facilities, assist with Honor Flights, support deployed soldiers, and more!
Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
821 Main Street, PO Box 297, Boonville, Missouri 65233, Phone: (660) 882-5320. Please call for information about public events and to arrange tours and private events.