Welcome!

We are the Rhode Island Independence Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). The DAR is a nonprofit, non-political women's service organization promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

About Our Chapter

The Rhode Island Colony, through a formal statute, made a declaration for complete and absolute freedom (with only six dissenting votes) on May 4, 1776, some two months before the other colonies. This historic meeting was held at the Old State House, located between Benefit and North Main Streets in Providence, Rhode Island, renouncing in certain and straightforward language any and all allegiance to Great Britain. Thus, a DAR chapter organized on February 22, 1910, took the name Rhode Island Independence Chapter. The first formal meeting was held on May 4, 1910, in the Old State House. Our Regent is Dymond Bush.

If you are interested in becoming a member, would like more information about the DAR, or would like to attend one of our meetings as a guest, please email us.