What We Do

Community Service

The Ohio Society carries out the objectives of the National Society through a variety of programs in its local communities:

  • Community Service Awards recognize local citizens for outstanding achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, and citizenship work in their communities.

  • Constitution Week was initiated by the DAR in 1955 and adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1956. DAR sponsors special programs during the week of September 17-23 to inform and educate the public about the United States Constitution.

  • As a member of the National Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Advisory Committee, DAR has representatives in Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers throughout Ohio. Members also volunteer in community-based programs and provide support to troops involved in conflicts abroad.

  • Thousands of flags, flag codes, certificates, and other patriotic literature are distributed annually.

  • OSDAR chapters and members participate in local commemorative events and with other community service organizations which share our objectives.

  • The OSDAR owns, maintains, and operates the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead in Camp Dennison, Ohio, which is comprised of three museums: Waldschmidt House, the home of Revolutionary War patriot, Christian Waldschmidt; the Welcome Center Barn, housing farm implements of the pioneer era, a restored Conestoga wagon, a Civil War medical wagon, and the surrey of President James A. Garfield; and the Camp Dennison Civil War Museum. The Boy Scout American Heritage Badge program and other youth programs are offered at the homestead.

Darke County Prairie Days


The Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors several contests to promote its mission of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For more information, please contact your local chapter.

American History: promotes the study of American history by sponsoring American History Essay contests for students in grades fifth through eighth.

DAR Good Citizens: promotes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism among high school seniors with national and state awards. For more information, please contact your local chapter.

Junior American Citizens (JAC): citizenship training program for boys and girls, kindergarten through high school, with JAC clubs in parochial, private, or public schools, community centers, home school students, etc. Please click HERE for more information.