Arts, Culture, and Humanities

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.dar.org

Mission Statement

The objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. We accomplish our mission through over 2,700 chapters in the US and twelve foreign countries. Our Americana Collection houses over 5,000 documents focusing on early America. The DAR Library includes 160,000 volumes of genealogical information. The DAR Museum, which is free and open to the public, is home to a collection of over 30,000 objects and 31 Period Rooms prior to 1840.

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Historic Preservation
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

DAR houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

ruling year

1949

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

General Merry Ann Wright

Keywords

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DAR, genealogy, history, education, patriotism, Americanism

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Also Known As

DAR

EIN

53-0205923

Physical Address

1776 D St., NW

Washington, DC 20006 5303

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Education

NSDAR supports two schools in the Appalachian area and makes contributions to six other schools. NSDAR awards scholarships in political science, history, government, economics, business, law, chemistry, nursing, and occupational therapy. NSDAR also publishes American Spirit Magazine, a bimonthly publication focusing on American History, historic preservation, patriotism, and education.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,658,860.00

Program 2

Historic Preservation

NSDAR maintains a museum for the purpose of collecting, exhibiting, and preserving objects related to the American Revolution. The museum is open to members and the general public free of charge. NSDAR also maintains Constitution Hall, an auditorium dedicated to the US Constitution.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,671,372.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

DAR houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

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NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Leadership

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Principal Officer

General Merry Ann Wright

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Merry Ann T. Wright

No affiliation

Term: July 2010 - July 2013

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