Daughters of the
Welcome to the official site of the
Fort Massac Chapter DAR!
We are Daughters, friends and colleagues and we would love for you to learn more about us. As you explore our site you will find the history of our chapter as well as information about our society.
With the unique history of our area being the home of the first state park in Illinois, the members of Fort Massac Chapter strive to participate in civic life of the community and are dedicated to the DAR mission of promoting patriotism, preserving history and securing the future through education.
Fort Massac Chapter of DAR was founded in December 1929 in Metropolis, Illinois. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890. The first chapter of the DAR was founded in Chicago on March 20, 1891. The ladies from this first chapter and others helped establish the first state park at Fort Massac in 1908. We are lawyers, teachers, homemakers, Rosie the Riveters, designers, writers, mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers.
The NSDAR is headquartered in Washington, D.C. You can visit the DAR Museum and Constitution Hall on the National Mall. DAR boasts more than 170,000 members and 3,000 chapters in the United States and internationally. Fort Massac DAR is one of over 100 chapters in the Illinois State Society.
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