• Sponsors the American History essay
    contest at a local school

  • Provides genealogical research assistance
    to our members and prospectives

  • Volunteers with historical societies, the Genealogical Preservation Committee, and Library-Bookworm program

  • Supports DAR Library & DAR Museum



  • Supports DAR schools with emphasis on learning disabilities, as well as American Indian schools and scholarships

  • Supports community literacy programs

  • Provides education on historical preservation, women's issues, and American heritage

  • Sponsors an exhibit for Constitution Week

  • Supports Children of the American Revolution

  • Sponsors Junior ROTC medals and scholarships for two leadership academies

  • Supports National Naval Medical Center;
    Fisher House, Bethesda; and DAR services to veterans in the community and VA centers

  • Volunteers with the local fire department

  • Participates in naturalization ceremonies for new American citizens




The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.

With more than 125 years of tradition, the DAR includes women with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. We are Today's DAR!

Membership in the DAR provides the opportunity to:

  • contribute to important service projects

  • honor and preserve the legacy of patriot ancestors

  • make lifelong friends

  • participate in unique social and service-oriented programs within your community

  • be involved in a variety of programs that provide something for everyone

  • gain valuable leadership experience

  • establish a network of contacts in your community and all over the world.

Check out some of the projects below that Janet Montgomery Chapter, NSDAR, has been working on!

 For more information about Janet Montgomery Chapter, NSDAR, or membership in the DAR, contact us!


National Theme 2016-2019: “Moving Forward in Service to America”

State Theme 2015-2018: “Reflections of the Past, Visions of the Future”

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 180,000 members.

Organized in 1909, our chapter is located in Rockville, Maryland, and was the first DAR chapter in Montgomery County. We celebrated our chapter centennial in

April 2009 and helped the National Society celebrate 125 years this past summer!

The interests of our members are varied, and we strive to show our dedication to the mission of DAR by promoting historical preservation, education, and patriotism.