About the DAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded on October 11, 1890, with the purposes of historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor.  Any woman 18 years of age and who can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence may be voted into membership by the chapter.  Documentation of said lineage must be provided according to NSDAR guidelines on the official membership application and with acceptable supporting materials. 

The National Society accomplishes the majority of its work under a committee system. Focus of the committees includes:  educational programs, scholarship competitions, citizenship awards, school contests, sponsorship of schools for underprivileged and special needs children, literacy programs, genealogical records, national genealogical library, lineage research, DAR Museum, community service, national defense, units overseas, Constitution and U.S. flag, conservation, commemorative events, naturalization, and volunteerism.  For more information visit the NSDAR web site.

Wherever your interest lies, the DAR has a program area where you can enjoy working with other women to support God, Home, and Country.

With membership questions, contact State Membership Chairman.

About Nevada

Admitted to statehood on October 31, 1864, during the waning days of the Civil War, Nevada is known as the Silver State, the Sagebrush State, or the Battle Born State.  Its state motto is "All for our Country."

Nevada's first settlement was in 1851 near the now state capital of Carson City, and Carson County was officially established as part of the Utah Territory in 1854.  The state name, Nevada, was officially adopted in 1861 by Congress and derives from a Spanish term meaning snow-capped, for the beautiful snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains which border our state capital to the west and are home to pristine Lake Tahoe.

Nevada is 483 miles long and 320 miles wide. With 110,540 square miles of land, Nevada is the seventh largest state in the nation.  The 2000 census lists Nevada's population as 1,998,257.

Nevada's geography ranges from southwest, arid desert conditions in the southern part of the state to high desert, mountains, and alpine lakes in the northern area. For more information about Nevada, visit the official web site.

Designation

Symbol/Emblem

Adopted

Animal

Desert Bighorn Sheep

1973

Artifact

Tule Duck Decoy

1995

Bird

Mountain Bluebird

1967

Colors

Silver and Blue

1983

Fish

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

1981

Flower

Sagebrush

1917

Fossil

Ichthyosaur

1977

Grass

Indian Rice Grass

1977

Insect

Vivid Dancer Damselfly

2009

Locomotive

Nevada Northern Railway Engine No. 40

2009

March

"Silver State Fanfare" composed by Gerald Willis

2001

Metal

Silver

1977

Precious Gemstone

Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

1987

Semi-precious Gemstone

Nevada Turquoise

1987

Reptile

Desert Tortoise

1989

Rock

Sandstone

1987

Song

"Home Means Nevada" written by Mrs. Bertha Raffetto

1933

Tree

Single-leaf Pinion & Bristlecone Pine

1953 & 1987

The Nevada State Society consists of 12 DAR chapters located around our great state.  With more than 500 members statewide, the DAR in Nevada actively supports our communities through many volunteer hours each year in support of the NSDAR motto:  God, Home, and Country.  Our committee work involves activities which support the promotion of historical, patriotic, and educational endeavor. 

The Nevada State Society also proudly sponsors three Children of the American Revolution societies.

Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.