Welcome to the Martin Severance Chapter DAR
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization made up of over 175,000 members with 3,000 chapters. These chapters are located in all fifty states and in many countries around the world. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women met to officially organize the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, over 800,000 members have been admitted into membership.
The Martin Severance Chapter was organized on June 13, 1914. Mrs. Edmund Barry was the chapter's first regent. The chapter's name was chosen for Martin Severance (1718-1810) who served for the freedom of the colonies in the Revolution. Most members are from the San Gabriel Valley area, however some members are from other areas as well. Local residency is not a requirement for membership in any chapter.