The Daughters of the American Revolution, 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.

Rhode Island Independence members are united in honoring our revolutionary ancestors and serving our communities.  We are ages 24-99, engaged in furthering all aspects of NSDAR’s mission. If you live in Providence or the surrounding communities and believe that one of your ancestors may have served in the Revolutionary War, please email us. We can help you with your genealogy and membership application process. 

Examples of our work in each of the three mission areas may be seen below. 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 see our Membership page or email us.

Historic Preservation

• We helped clean up the Grace Church Cemetery in Providence where there are an estimated 256 veteran burials.
• We tour historic sites such as the Stephen Hopkins House and Hearthside House Museum.


• We annually fund a scholarship for a student at the DAR sponsored Hillside School.
• We sponsor teachers for the DAR Helen Pouch Classroom Grant. The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund provides a $500.00 grant to classroom teachers to get supplies and materials for their classrooms.

Presenting the annual DAR ROTC Award


• We have supported women veterans with donations to the Holly Charette House which is a shelter for homeless women veterans.
• We sent greeting cards to veterans at the Providence VA Hospital.
• We clipped coupons for military families overseas.