About Our Local Chapter, National and State Organizations
Captain William Hendricks Chapter NSDAR is named for the Pennsylvanian and Revolutionary War patriot, who gave his life at Quebec in 1775, when on an expedition from Boston. This is the namesake of the original Marion Chapter and now merged Mt. Gilead (Morrow County) Chapters.
The National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) , 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. DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
The Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSDAR) is an affiliate of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization. OSDAR organized as a state society in 1893, and was incorporated in the state of Ohio on January 30, 1953.
Objectives: 1.To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries; 2.To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, “to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,” thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens; 3. To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessing of liberty. These objectives are carried out through wide ranging programs including scholarships and other youth programs, adult literacy, conservation, national defense, historic preservation, community service awards, service to veterans, and numerous other committees.