Daughters of the American Revolution

The Tennessee Society (TSDAR) of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), is a nonprofit, non-political women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through education, and fostering patriotism.

Welcome to the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution website – we are so glad you are interested in who we are and what we do!

The National Society DAR was begun on October 11, 1890; our Tennessee Society came soon after on December 18, 1892, with the organization of the Hermitage Chapter, NSDAR, in Memphis. The founding members of the National and State Societies were patriotic women who saw a need for a “patriotic, historical, and genealogical” organization which would carry forward the legacy of the founders of America by preserving historical sites and objects, promoting knowledge of American history and citizenship, and fostering true patriotism and love of country among the American people. Since that time, our organization has been dedicated to these objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism, and our many areas of work reflect those goals.

On this website, you will find information about how to become a member of DAR and where our Tennessee chapters are located; the special group of women we call Juniors (those members who are 18-35 years of age); our five Tennessee Historic Sites and the Tennessee Period Room in Washington, D.C.; awards and contests sponsored by the Tennessee Society; and our Tennessee executive officers.

Over 6,000 Tennessee Daughters enthusiastically welcome your interest and encourage you to join us in our important activities and projects. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and find the information you seek.  

Cecile S. Wimberley 
Tennessee Society DAR State Regent

Are you descended from an American Revolutionary War ancestor?

With nearly 100 Tennessee chapters, we have a volunteer genealogist ready to help you.