About Our Chapter

The Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is an active organization in the greater Hillsboro, Illinois area. Since 1959, our chapter has been honoring outstanding students through DAR Good Citizen awards; promoting historical preservation; honoring and supporting veterans and current members of the armed services; encouraging education; celebrating Constitution Week; participating in conservation events; and distributing our country's flag at events throughout the area.  

Perhaps such activities sound like something you would enjoy. If you are eligible to join, we would love to meet you.  We normally meet on the first Saturday of the month, September through June (except January and February).  Contact us to attend one of our meetings. 

Membership Information

Any woman 18 years or older -- regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background -- who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.  Contact our registrar or regent to attend one of our chapter meetings.  You can also learn more about becoming a DAR member here.

DAR offers many opportunities for service, such as working with youth through educational programs, encouraging our members to get involved in their communities to assist with historic preservation and patriotic events, and promoting the preservation of our family and local histories. It is a way to work with others with the same passion in trying to make America a better place in which to live.  Please take a look around our website and if you think you are eligible to join,  or wish to visit our chapter, please contact us.  

The Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was named after Christiana Homes Tillson. She ventured to Illinois from England in the 1820s as the new, young bride of John Tillson. Mr. Tillson was a man of much influence in the early days of Hillsboro, Illinois, and it is through "A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois" as told by Christiana Tillson, in her old age to her youngest daughter, that one becomes aware of the toil and sacrifice made by Illinois' early settlers.

Mrs. Tillson was characterized by Bateman and Shelby's "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois" as a "woman of rare culture and refinement and deeply interested in benevolent enterprises."  She died in New York City on May 29, 1872. Our chapter is proud to bear her name. 


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Did you know that there are more than 100 DAR chapters throughout Illinois? You can find the one nearest you by visiting our state website.


Our Motto:

God, Home, and Country


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