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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Working Together — Making a Difference.

Christina Bannon

Welcome to the Illinois State Organization website.

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.

In leadership and teamwork,

Christina Bannon
State Regent

State Theme
Working Together — Making a Difference.

State Scriptures
"Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds.”
— Hebrews 10:24 NV
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
— Galatians 6:9

State Symbol — Dara Knot
The Dara Celtic Knot comes from the Gaelic word ‘Doire’, which means ‘Oak Tree’. Because of the oak tree’s immense weight and its powerful root system, this tree is considered a symbol of strength and unity. The oak can live up to a staggering 300 years old, so is believed by many to also symbolize wisdom.

State Song
“We are Family”

State Regent's Program
Leadership and Teamwork: “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

State Regent's Project
Working Together, Making a Difference Grant Program


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 July 15, 2023
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