Adam Holliday Chapter, NSDAR


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization founded in 1890 by a small group of patriotic women. The DAR is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.


Nationally, DAR members volunteer more than 200,000 hours annually to veterans in Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers and non-VA facilities, offer support to America's service personnel abroad through care packages, sponsor programs promoting the U.S. Constitution, and participate in naturalization ceremonies.


DAR members participate in various projects to help preserve the cultural heritage of the United States. Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) have supported the National Patriots Bell Tower in Montgomery County; the Fort Pitt Block House in Allegheny County; the Madonna of the Trail in Washington County; and the Rocky Spring Church in Franklin County, to name a few.


DAR members are passionate about education through the promotion of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), DAR Good Citizens, and Junior American Citizens; the provision of scholarships and awards to outstanding students; and the support of six schools through chapter and member donations.


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.

About Us

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.

Community Involvement

The Adam Holliday Chapter, NSDAR is very active in promoting the NSDAR objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their community.

Historic Preservation

  • completed a restoration project at the Holliday Burial Ground
  • sponsored the original Civil War Flag restoration
  • refurbished the NSDAR bronze tablet on the H.L. Green Building
  • donated to the Children of the American Revolution's (C.A.R.) "Uncover the Past" Project at Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Avella, Pennsylvania


  • donated backpacks for the Headstart Kindergarten program
  • provided books to elementary-aged school children in the area
  • hosted American History and Good Citizens Award Essay contests for students in local school districts
  • provided bedding and monetary aid to Native American schools


  • volunteer at local ceremonies for our veterans, fallen military and police
  • donated household items to homeless veterans
  • donated comfort items to our U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other foreign countries through NSDAR Project Patriot
  • donated backpacks and school items through the Liberty USO for local military children
  • donated knitted and crocheted amputee socks for veterans at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home and VA Van Zandt Medical Center