Welcome to the Santa Monica Chapter DAR
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization made up of over 175,000 members with 3,000 chapters. These chapters are located in all fifty states and in many countries around the world. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women met to officially organize the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, over 800,000 members have been admitted into membership.
The Santa Monica chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on May 17, 1906. Mrs. Matilda Brooks Dudley was the chapter's first regent. The chapter's name was chosen because meetings are held in Santa Monica. Most members are from the Santa Monica area; however, some members are from other areas as well. Local residency is not a requirement for membership in any chapter.