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 Country.

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 an email.

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 simplified! 

Did You Know?

Located in the heart of Washington’s most popular tourist 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.