By joining the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), you become part of a network of more than 177,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, educational ideals, and patriotism in their communities. Any woman is eligible for membership in the DAR who is at least eighteen years of age and who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, aided in achieving American Independence through service to the nation such as signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of the military (all branches), and participants in civil and patriotic service.
Albemarle is one of four DAR chapters in the Charlottesville area:
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Virginia DAR Does Special Projects
In early 2015, Virginia DAR created a special Cookie Book to help raise funds for the State Regent's project: the Ferry Farm reconstruction. Chapter members from all over Virginia submitted their favorite cookie recipes to create this special cookbook with more than 350 time-tested, delicious recipes. Proceeds from sales went towards underwriting a room on the first floor of the replica 1740 Washington House at Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home in Stafford County, Virginia.
The cookie book was just one part of the larger effort by the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution to contribute to Ferry Farm; Virginia DAR presented a check for $70,000 to the George Washington Foundation during the 119th annual VADAR state conference in Norfolk, Virginia, in March 2015.
Our Chapter Supports Native Trees
In 2014, Albemarle Chapter members planted 17 trees, including a pink dogwood and many Virginia natives.