Our DAR chapter was founded in honor of Commodore Edward Preble, born in Portland, Maine, on August 15, 1761. He was Commander of the USS Constitution and was sent to the Mediterranean from 1803-1804. After humbling the Emperor of Morocco, the American squadron then repeatedly bombarded Tripoli. American shipping was then able to pass through unharmed by the Barbary Coast pirates. The chapter was officially formed November 17, 1928. Our chapter actively promotes and contributes to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us.
Our chapter actively promotes and contributes to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us. Our meetings include a variety of interesting and informative programs, relating to education, historic preservation, and patriotism. Guests are welcome.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 180,000 members. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women officially organized the NSDAR for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, more than 900,000 women have joined, representing chapters in fifty states and many countries around the world.
When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 180,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their Revolutionary War ancestors, promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities.
Interested in membership in the DAR? Please feel free to contact the Commodore Preble Chapter.