An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library, 137 E. Shawnee St. The workshop will provide information on how to become a Daughter of the American Revolution and to determine who is interested in becoming an organizing and charter member of a new chapter in Gardner. Ideas of where to search for, and methods of, documenting lineal descent from a patriot or soldier of the American Revolution will be shared.
For more information or to RSVP to the workshop, email or call (913)310-0095. Guests should bring any family information and documentation they may have already obtained.
DAR membership is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who lineally descends from a patriot or soldier of the American Revolution.
Headquartered in Washington, D. C., one block from the White House, the DAR will celebrate 125 years as a volunteer women’s service organization on Oct. 11.
The DAR, whose motto is God, Home, and Country, promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism. The DAR is a non-profit, non-political organization. There are over 3,000 chapters in all fifty states and Washington, DC.
International chapters are located in Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.