Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism...
We are so glad you found us.
The Governor Edward Coles-Sally Lincoln Chapter has been actively
furthering historic preservation, promoting education, and instilling
patriotism in the
Coles County area for nearly 100 years. We are very proud of our past
and are looking forward to the next 100 years of promoting the
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) motto: God, Home, and
As a lineage society, National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) members can
trace their family tree back to an ancestor (man or woman) who
supported the cause of American independence. Your family member
may not have fought but may have supported the American cause in other
ways, such as providing food or shelter to the troops. Membership
in the DAR honors and preserves the legacy of
your patriot ancestor. If you think you are eligible to join,
come to one of our meetings, or send us
Over two hundred years ago, American
patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Through
participation in the DAR’s various programs and activities, you can
continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation,
promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. Did you know that if
you have a relative who is or was a member, the process of joining is
Did You Know?
Located in the heart of Washington’s most
attractions, the exquisite buildings of the DAR National Headquarters
were prominent structures in downtown D.C. even before some of its
better-known neighbors, such as the Jefferson, Vietnam, and World War
II memorials. The DAR has more than 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters
in all 50
states, Washington, D.C., and in countries around the world.
Resources at DAR
- The DAR Museum was founded in 1890 as a repository for family
treasures. Today, the museum contains over 30,000 historical relics
that form a collective memory of the decorative and fine arts in
America from 1700-1850.
- The DAR Library was founded in 1896 as a collection of
genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff
genealogists verifying application papers for the NSDAR. Shortly after
1900 the growing collection was opened to the public and has remained
so ever since.