Welcome to Our DAR Chapter in Janesville, Wisconsin
The Janesville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is one of the oldest chapters in the state being founded in 1895. DAR is a national women's service organization wherein its members contribute thousands of community service hours each year. Examples of ways we contribute include: volunteering in schools, volunteering at the local historical society, making meals for homeless veterans, clipping coupons for active duty military families overseas, volunteering at various churches and with other local organizations, and being docents at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters (a historic property in Portage owned and operated by the Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution).
Our mission is to promote Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.
We support the historic Janesville Woman's Club, where we hold our monthly meetings. The chapter annually places flowers and name placards on the potters' field cemetery in Janesville off Highway 51. We have celebrated the life and work of suffragist Frances Willard.
We provide a scholarship to a graduating senior in the area. We sponsor the national American History Essay Contest, and award local student winners with prizes. Our monthly meetings feature a variety of educational topics from genealogy research to women's health issues. We support the Cave of the Rock Society and Children of the American Revolution.
The DAR is a nonpolitical organization, but we love our country! We contribute to assist the needs of veterans in the VA hospitals and homes throughout the state. We take part in patriotic holidays and parades. We give a Good Citizen award to an area high school senior.