Photos by Matt Briney on Unsplash and DAR Member Sue Biddle
Who We Are
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The Queen Alliquippa Chapter NSDAR is a local chapter of the DAR and the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR).
Our chapter is comprised of women from McKeesport, Elizabeth, Irwin, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Greater Pittsburgh, the Monongahela Valley and surrounding areas.
We meet on the second Saturday of the month between September and June (except January).
Discover Your Patriot Ancestor
Whether you are just beginning your journey in discovering your American Revolutionary War roots, or are a master at your family genealogy, we are here to help. The DAR Genealogical Research System includes a free online database containing information on Revolutionary patriot ancestors as well as many documents from the DAR Library.
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Objectives of the DAR:
DAR members participate in many projects to preserve cultural
heritage, including restoring historical sites, marking American Revolutionary War
patriot gravesites and placing monuments around the world to
memorialize people and events though American history.
The DAR promotes education through the encouragement of the
Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), DAR Good Citizens, and
Junior American Citizens; the provision of scholarships and awards to
outstanding students; and the support of six schools through chapter
and member donations.
DAR members’ love of country is evident in the many endeavors we
peruse: Operation Troop Appreciation, Service Dogs for Veterans,
participating in Memorial Day Celebrations, and collecting the stories of
our Revolutionary War patriots to share with others.