National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Welcome to the Lakeland Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution website! We are excited by your interest in our chapter and are thrilled to provide you a helping hand finding your ancestors. Along with the satisfaction of tracing your relatives through the centuries, DAR membership provides a fulfilling way for women to give back to the community, promote patriotism, and preserve history.
On our website, you will find helpful links from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, contact information, and meeting times and events for members and prospective members alike.
We're glad you're here! Please don't hesitate to contact our regent with questions about chapter membership.
Find the dates and times of meetings and events. Prospective members are welcome. Please contact our regent to attend.
DAUGHTERS IN ACTION
On the set of Ghosts of the Revolution
New member installation is always overseen by our registrar and chaplain.
Monthly Tea Talks with Suzanne and J. Lenora are in-person and virtual discussions of articles in the American Spirit Magazine.
Hybrid meetings allow for live and virtual attendance.
Our chaplain presiding over our virtual commemoration for DAR Day of Prayer.
Member portrayals make history live in Ghosts of the Revolution.
Tea Talk with a Suffragette
Regent Suzanne Ellsworth
Our chaplain is a wonderful encouragement, reaching out to members with phone calls and beautiful animated e-cards.
Our little libraries comes in a variety of fanciful designs.
The first of our little libraries is installed.
Member descended from four Mayflower Pilgrims provided a Thanksgiving video lesson.
DAR delegation attends Veterans' events.
Memorial service honoring deceased members is filmed.
Hybrid meetings allow Zoom members to see new members welcomed.
Members promote DAR at community events.
Filming Ghosts of the Revolution in evocative locations
Voices of Democracy tour
Arbor Day and Memorial Service
Fun at Christmas events
Chairs of the Awards Committee
Special tour of Smithsonian Exhibit at Polk County History Center
Original fundraising movie details ghost stories told at the time of the Revolution
Behind the scenes of Tea Talk
Each month members share their patriot stories.
Welcoming home an Honor Flight
Arbor Day Tree Planting and Memorial Service is an annual tradition.
Tour of Polk County History Center
Installation of officers
The Lakeland, Florida chapter is a vibrant and exciting chapter, combining in-person and virtual events. We provide a variety of opportunities for members to find their unique roles in DAR service. We treasure tradition while seeking new ways to serve and reach our community. Our events, projects, and programs are always designed to further the NSDAR's mission to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The motto of the NSDAR informs everything we do in the Lakeland chapter: God, Home, and Country. Historical education, literacy, veterans support, and conservation are just a few of ways in which we strive to further the goals of the NSDAR.
The Lakeland chapter, NSDAR, was organized and chartered on December 4, 1925 under our Organizing Regent, Annie Hanna Darracott. Our original membership of 20 has now grown to 130 as of the end of 2020. We helped establish and provide continued support to the Private Vaughn chapter of the Children of the American Revolution.
We believe in expanding our reach and providing leadership and service opportunities for our members. Our members work not only on the local chapter level, but state-wide as well. Our chapter is an active member of the Heartland Council, a group of ten NSDAR chapters within central Florida. Members routinely serve on state committees and are frequent and well-respected speakers and subject matter experts at DAR functions throughout Florida.
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Contact our Regent Suzanne Ellsworth with questions about membership.