Who we are

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR,) founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism.

The Michigan Dunes Chapter, NSDAR, is based in Pentwater, Michigan. Our chapter was organized December 7, 1983, by 16 charter members under Organizing Regent, June Daar. Many of our members reside in Oceana and Mason Counties, but we have members from all over the state and beyond.

Our name is derived from the dunes that stretch along only the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. We "live" amongst these dunes that during pre-revolutionary times they were used by the English and French traders. They are a geological wonder and a product of the ice age. They are home and history to us.

The Michigan Dunes Chapter, NSDAR, invites you to learn more about the DAR and what we do as a chapter. We are welcoming new members and invite prospective members and guests to join us at our monthly meetings which are held March through November on the third Saturday of the month at noon. For more information regarding meeting venues and membership please scroll to the "Get In Touch" section of this site.

Shannon M. Larson
Chapter Regent 2022-2024


What we do

Levels of Service as a Daughter


Chapter Level

  • Respect the U.S. Flag
  • Honor Vietnam Veterans
  • Support Women in Service
  • Provide Food Gift Baskets for Veterans
  • Conduct Genealogical Workshops
  • Celebrate Constitution Week
  • Present Good Citizen Scholarships to High School Students

Chapter Patriot Ancestors

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Type of Service Patriot Ancestor
Patriotic Service Pvt. Samuel Andrews
Military Service Lt. Obadiah Gore, Jr.
Military Service Pvt. Jacob Shook
Military Service Pvt. Daniel Squire
Patriotic Service James Brewer
Patriotic Service Hezekiah Kidwell
Military Service LtCol. David Shriver
Military Service Sgt. Daniel Briggs
Military Service Lt. John Burgess
Military Service Pvt. Alpheus Morgan
Military Service Lt. Thomas Nichols
Military Service MGen. Seth Pomeroy
Military Service Pvt. Mark Snow
Military Service Pvt. Isaac Vincent
Military Service Pvt. John Wiswall
New Hampshire
Military Service Pvt. Jacob Carr
Military Service Pvt. Pvt. Ebenezer Fisk
Military Service Pvt. Samuel Mills
Military Service Pvt. Samuel Sinclair
New Jersey
Military Service Pvt. Parmenas Dodd
New York
Patriotic Service Pvt. Samuel Andrews
Military Service Pvt. James Faurot
Military Service Pvt. John Hubbell
Military Service Sgt. Daniel McNitt
Military Service Cpt. Moses St. John Jr.
North Carolina
Patriotic Service Ambrose Brewer
Military Service Col. Andrew Hamptom
Military Service Pvt. Obadiah Hardesty
Military Service Lt. Valentine Haupt
Military Service Pvt. Theophilus Harrington
Patriotic Service Stephen Parr

Personal Involvement

  • Give Support to Our Local Communities
  • Support Literacy
  • Support to Red Cross
  • Send Christmas Cards and Needed Items to Veterans
  • Honor Family Legacies

One more thing

Today's DAR

"DAR is your mother, your daughter, your grandmother, your friend, your colleague … DAR is you!"
Historic Preservation

DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.