Daughters of the American Revolution
Welcome to the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution website – we are so glad you are interested in who we are and what we do!
The National Society DAR (dar.org) was begun on October 11, 1890; our Tennessee Society came soon after that on December 18, 1892, with the organization of the Hermitage Chapter in Memphis. The founding members of the National and State Societies were patriotic women who saw a need for a “patriotic, historical, and genealogical” organization which would carry forward the legacy of the founders of America by preserving historical sites and objects, promoting knowledge of American history and citizenship, and fostering true patriotism and love of country among the American people. Since that time, our organization has been dedicated to these objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism, and our many areas of work reflect those goals.
On this website, you will find information about how to become a member of DAR and where our Tennessee chapters are located; the special group of women we call Juniors (those members who are 18-35 years of age); our five Tennessee Historic Sites and the Tennessee Period Room in Washington, D.C.; awards and contests sponsored by the Tennessee Society; and our Tennessee executive officers.
Over 6,000 Tennessee Daughters enthusiastically welcome your interest and encourage you to join with us in our important activities and projects. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and find the information you seek. Please contact us (tndar.org/wp2/officers) if we can be of help to you.
Cecile S. Wimberley
Tennessee DAR State Regent