The DAR, 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.
On Flag Day, June 14, 1896, in Peoria, Illinois, the Peoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized with 16 women as charter members. The name was chosen to commemorate the Peoria Indians who once lived in this area and to identify with the city. The Peoria Chapter now has about 200 members. We are 113 years old and one of 110 chapters in Illinois. There are more than 3,000 chapters nationwide and overseas.
The Peoria chapter regent is Susan Gorman Pierce. She may be emailed by clicking on her name.
For membership information, please see the National site link below and email our chapter registrar, Suzanne Lawton.
Visit these sites:
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Illinois Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution
About Peoria, Illinois
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