Who we are

Michigan Dunes Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution proudly serves Mason and Oceana Counties which border Lake Michigan in western Michigan. We support the mission of both the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Michigan State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSDAR).

Our members are active with Chapter activities and our surrounding communities with various service projects honoring our Revolutionary ancestors and area Veterans. We have members who are helpful in genealogical research and would welcome serving prospective members in the search for ancestors.

Our chapter meets the third Saturday of the month, March through November, at 12:00 noon. We welcome guests and encourage you to attend. Please for more information regarding our meeting dates and programs or for more information about the Michigan Dunes Chapter NSDAR.

Melinda Young
Chapter Regent 2018-2020


What we do

Many levels of service as a Daughter


Chapter Level

  • Respect our Nation's Flag
  • Honoring Vietnam Veterans
  • Supporting our Women in Service
  • Veteran Food Gift Baskets
  • Genealogical Workshops
  • Celebrating Constitution Week
  • High School Good Citizen Scholarship

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 LtC. 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 York
Patriotic Service Pvt. Samuel Andrews
Military Service Pvt. James Faurot
Military Service Pvt. John Hubbell
Military Service Sgt. Daniel McNitt
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

  • Serving in other organizations and giving to our communities
  • Supporting literacy
  • Donating blood or plasma
  • Sending Christmas cards or gift cards to veterans
  • Making and donating quilts to those in need
  • Honoring family legacies with gifts and donations

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.