DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America.Join Now - Email Us
Daughters are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.Join Now - Email Us
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The Nevada State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution consists of fourteen DAR chapters located around our great state. With more than 686 members statewide, the DAR in Nevada actively supports our communities through many volunteer hours each year in support of the NSDAR motto: God, Home, and Country.
Fort Churchill Chapter was organized in Fernley, Nevada, on October 06, 2012, by organizing regent Linda Garrett and eleven patriotic women.
The chapter name, Fort Churchill, was adapted from the once active U.S. Army fort built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. Fort Churchill is located eight miles (13 km) south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.
Any woman 18 years of age and who can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence may be voted into membership by the chapter. Documentation of said lineage must be provided according to NSDAR guidelines on the official membership application and with acceptable supporting materials.
"I joined to preserve our heritage and the genealogical information and documentation that I put in so much hard work to find."
"I believe that by belonging to and supporting an organization that values our patriots, we can help keep history alive. My desire is to pass this love of history on to my granddaughters."
"No one in my family has ever joined DAR. When I found out how rich my heritage was in patriots I felt I needed to join as a tribute to them and so that future generations can trace back to their Revolutionary War patriots."
"It seemed a natural thing to do after I started doing genealogy and found out my female Cherokee ancestor was a patriot. Since then it has become a wonderful part of my life and very rewarding to participate in the programs and functions of the DAR."