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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a service organization dedicated to service to the Nation.  Its objectives are Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotic Endeavor.

The DAR is a non-political organization open to women over the age of 18 who can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. You can find information about DAR membership on the DAR National Society website.

The California State Society was organized in 1891, and its more than 8,000 members are dedicated to furthering the National Society DAR goals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation.

The Santa Barbara Chapter was organized November 30, 1912, under Organizing Regent  Mrs. Winfield B. Metcalf. The chapter merged with the Mission Canyon Chapter April 18, 1987.

The Mission Canyon Chapter was organized October 4, 1928. The name was chosen for the rustic canyon leading from Mission Santa Barbara along Mission Creek, past Chumash Indian artifacts and traces of the ancient irrigation system used by the Franciscan padres and the Spanish settlers.   The organizing regent was Miss Mary E. Jameson. October 4, 2008, was the eightieth anniversary of our chapter.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Mission Canyon Chapter, or if you are a Daughter who has relocated to Santa Barbara, CLICK HERE to contact us by e-mail so we can answer your questions and extend a personal invitation to our next meeting.

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