Great things are happening within today’s DAR! With the approaching 250th anniversary of our nation, there is a renewed sense of shared purpose within our vibrant and forward-thinking organization. We hope that you will want to be a part of it! Activities are as varied as the chapters themselves. Below are chapters engaged in activities within their communities. To learn more, please visit the community service, education, patriotism, and historic preservation sections of this website.
The Project Patriot Committee collects supplies to send to Connecticut service members deployed overseas.
Members are gathered to mark the grave of a newfound Patriot. It is important to mark this grave for historical documentation purposes. In the future, prospective members may use this Patriot to join the DAR.
Members of the Penelope Terry Abbey Chapter, NSDAR, place U.S. flags on the town green to honor the Enfield, Connecticut, service members that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Members of the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, NSDAR, in Fairfield, Connecticut, excitedly travel to Continental Congress, held at DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C., every June. The event draws thousands of Daughters from across the nation and overseas.
Members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter, NSDAR, dressed in period costumes to give a Flag Day presentation at the Shelton Community Center.
West Hartford’s Independence Day Parade was an opportunity for members of the Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter, NSDAR, to show their support for local firefighters.
Members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter, NSDAR, crafted valentines to show their affection and appreciation to veterans. The valentines are delivered to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, West Haven Campus.
The Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter, NSDAR, commemorates U.S. Constitution Week in September with bell ringing and the handing out of the DAR U.S. Constitution pocket guide.
The Wadsworth Chapter, NSDAR, in Middletown, Connecticut, spent many hours clearing debris from the Old North Burying Ground. Gravestones of American Revolutionary War soldiers were then raised and reassembled using preservation protocol.
Supporting veterans at the Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital and participating in the Wreaths Across American program are two of the important chapter initiatives depicted on this float by the Penelope Terry Abbey Chapter, NSDAR, in Enfield, Connecticut.
Hundreds of fans gather for this multi-day event held in Kent, Connecticut. Kent and the neighboring town of Washington are the inspiration for Stars Hollow, the show’s close-knit community with many quirky traits. Members presented the “real DAR” in contrast to how it is portrayed on the show.
Hundreds of local citizens gather, including the local DAR chapter, to remember and thank veterans of every era by placing a U.S. flag on their gravestones.
Spring Fling is held at the beginning of May. Members gather from across Connecticut for this spirited luncheon that raises funds for the state newsletter including members of the Katherine Gaylord Chapter, NSDAR, in Bristol, Connecticut.
This stable was originally located in downtown Hartford and was moved to this site in 1954. On September 20, 1780, Wadsworth hosted the first meeting between Washington and Rochambeau at his Hartford mansion. During this meeting, Washington’s horses were housed in this stable.
Members of the Deborah Avery Putnam Chapter, NSDAR, in Plainfield, Connecticut, marched in their town’s Memorial Day Parade to celebrate our nation’s independence.
Freelove Baldwin Stow Chapter, NSDAR, members marched in the Milford Memorial Day Parade to demonstrate their strong community spirit and gratitude towards veterans.