The Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a lineage-based 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.
For over 130 years, the members of the NSDAR have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.
Most of DAR's volunteer work is accomplished by the grassroots efforts of chapters on the local level, which focus on the mission areas of DAR. Encouraging members to become involved in these initiatives in their local communities is a prime objective of DAR. Anna Maria Pittman Chapter, NSDAR, is one of 32 chapters in Oregon.