The Overland Trail
A fading set of trail ruts across the high desert east and west… are all that remain of the Overland Trail, a busy highway of the 1860s for emigrants, freight and mail, and stagecoaches between the Missouri River and the west coast. Image "Breaking up Camp at Sunrise" by Alfred Jacob Miller
DAR members are passionate about educating the youth of America and contributing to schools and student programs in a variety of ways. We participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage. Our love of country is evident in the multitude of patriotic endeavors we pursue. Image "Horse Team on the Overland Trail" circa 1900
Our members volunteer in our communities in our schools, churches, veterans’ organizations and more in pursuit of our DAR mission of Education, Patriotism, and Historic Preservation.
Members come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution – any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.