Over two hundred years ago, American colonists, sacrificed their lives and fortunes to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty" and in doing so, left a legacy to the American people. Membership in the DAR will allow you to perpetuate their legacies through supporting the efforts of the National Society by promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. This means that your ancestor could have provided food for soldiers, served in the military, served their town as sheriff, or provided medical aid to the wounded.
Joining the DAR does not require an interest in genealogy, but it helps to have knowledge of your ancestry. To determine your eligibility, you will need to gather documents for yourself, your parents, grandparents, and possibly great-grandparents. With 94 chapters in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) has volunteers who can assist you if you need help with your research.
Please visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution "How to Join" page.
The Adam Holliday Chapter, NSDAR was organized on December 30, 1921. The chapter namesake, Adam Holliday, served in the American Revolution. He was the third son of John and Jean Blair Holliday, and cousin to John Blair, for whom Blair County was named. Adam’s first log cabin was built on the open space in Hollidaysburg now known as “The Diamond.” In 1938, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) marked this site with a bronze tablet, which is present today on the H.L. Green Building.
The chapter meets monthly, except for the months of January, February, and July.
The Adam Holliday Chapter, NSDAR is very active in promoting the NSDAR objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their community.