Promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism since 1897

What We Do

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education.  Owasco Chapter accomplishes the majority of its work through NSDAR committees which promote the mission of the Society including:
Community Service Awards:          Local citizens recognized for outstanding achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, and citizenship work in their communities.
Constitution Week:         From September 17-23, the celebration of our Constitution, adopted by Congress in 1956. Programs are sponsored to inform and educate the public.
DAR Project Patriot:          Provides support to America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad.  
DAR Service for Veterans:          Members volunteer in VA facilities and community-based programs, donating gifts, cash items, and hours of time to America’s veterans.
The Flag of the United States of America:          Flags, flag codes, certificates, and other patriotic literature are distributed annually.
Historic Preservation
American Heritage:          Promotes preservation of historic sites and American cultural traditions.
Genealogical Records:          Unpublished source records are collected and prepared for binding and placement in the DAR Library.
Historic Preservation:          Documents historic site preservation and research.
Lineage Research:          Those knowledgeable in genealogy assist prospective members and hold workshops.
President General’s Project “Honoring our Heritage, Focusing on the Future - Celebrating America!” is a project that focuses on volunteering in the community and honoring our veterans.
DAR Library:     The DAR Library is an outstanding facility for genealogical research
and a world-class repository of genealogical and historical
publications inclusive of a microfilm collection of more than 53,000 items.
American History: Promotion of American history through programs, displays, and announcements.
American Indians:          American Indian youth have been assisted with financial and scholarship aid since 1936.
Children of the American Revolution: Training in patriotism and leadership is provided for today's youth.
Conservation:          Promotion of wise use of our natural resources.
DAR Good Citizens:          Promotes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism with awards among high school students.
DAR Scholarship:          Provides scholarships to aid worthy students in attaining higher education.
DAR School:          Promotion of education to disadvantaged young people at DAR approved schools.
Junior American Citizens:          Citizenship training program for girls and boys through high school in various settings.
Literacy Promotion:          Promotion of literacy in children and adults and involvement in literacy programs.
Women’s Issues:          Provides a platform which may address issues important to today’s women across the age spectrum; focusing on health, family, and careers.