Welcome to Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Illinois Daughters participate in a wide variety of historic preservation projects as it is crucial to saving our history for future generations.

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We are passionate about educating America’s youth and support a variety of different programs, scholarships, contests and awards to help further this goal.

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Love of country was the purpose our ancestors fought for freedom and it is the bond that unites us. Illinois Daughters work to enhance our nation's patriotic appreciation.

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Our Roots Run Deep into the Future. DAR has Something for Everyone!

Gloria Flathom

Welcome to the Illinois State Organization web page. In the National Society Daughters of American Revolution, Illinois is “First in the Nation.” The NSDAR buildings, covering a city block, are on the National Register of Historical Sites.

We descendants of Revolutionary War patriots have continued to serve this country and society in various ways. During the Spanish American War through the efforts of NSDAR trained women nurses served in the Army and Navy. In World War I, daughters contributed over 94 million dollars. During World War II, the Red Cross utilized our buildings. The many and varied phases of volunteerism are through our national committees. Even in today’s fast world we continue to serve.

I have chosen the monarch butterfly as the symbol of my two-year administration. The monarch butterfly is little known as a pollinator, but it does contribute to the pollination of our nation’s food supply.

The State Regent’s projects will furnish badly needed commercial kitchen equipment for the cafeteria/student union at Bacone College.

During 2017-2019, members are encouraged to “spread their wings, as they have no idea how far they can fly.”

In DAR spirit,

Gloria Flathom
State Regent

State Theme
Our Roots Run Deep into the Future. DAR has Something for Everyone!

State Scriptures
Guard what has been committed to thy trust.
— 1 Timothy 6:20

Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
— Galatians 6:9

State Motto
Dream, Plan, Build

State Song

State Regent's Projects
Replace Bacone College Cafeteria / Student Union kitchen equipment
Phase One — Steam Table — COMPLETED
Phase Two — Refrigerated Buffet Table
Phase Three — Turbo Air Display Commerical Refrigerator

Promoting Membership


With over 100 chapters throughout Illinois, there is probably a DAR chapter near you.

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An important part of the DAR is promoting education. Each year, Illinois Daughters award college scholarships.

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Wherever you are in your genealogical process, we are here to help, from online databases to local workshops.

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Illinois daughters contribute time and money to restore and maintain historic sites across our great state.

Illinois DAR Legacy

Please enjoy this video highlighting our Illinois Legacy of Leadership.

Is there a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree?

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. You can find out more about what qualifies you to be a member here, or find a chapter close to you.

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Contact the webmaster | This site last updated April 6, 2019
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