New Jersey State Society, NSDAR


Bonnie N. Matthews
New Jersey State Regent

Welcome to the website of the New Jersey State Society of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution!

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890, and is headquartered in Washington, DC. DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and to securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to military veteran patients, award many thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

The New Jersey State Society (NJDAR) was organized on April 29, 1891. Today, there are forty-five chapters located throughout the state. If you can trace your lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution, we would be honored to have you become a member of the New Jersey State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

YouTube YouTube We invite you to learn more about the DAR by visiting a chapter in your area, and by viewing a series of videos on YouTube, celebrating our organization's historic preservation, educational, and patriotic work. These videos provide a brief introduction to the work of Today's DAR, and will introduce you to some of the dynamic women who are part of our extraordinary service organization. More than fifteen videos on the DAR are featured on YouTube, with plans to add more as they become available.

facebook logo Information on Today's DAR is available on Facebook, as well. In addition to information about the society, you will find photos of DAR Memorial Continental Hall and our museum, including period museum rooms and current exhibits. Photographs of recent events are included, as well as speakers for the most recent annual Continental Congress.

Bonnie N. Matthews
New Jersey State Regent


Daughters of
the American Revolution

Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism


Let your light shine before others that they may see

your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.

 Matthew 5:16


The Mission of the VanBuren Associates is to energize

members to rise up in meaningful service to America

and to shine by raising awareness of DAR’s purpose,

relevancy and vibrancy through robust public outreach.


We will honor the spirit of our Revolutionary ancestors

and educate the public about their sacrifices,

and we will actively promote the rights and

responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.


Our administration goals include completing the final

phase of restoration for DAR Constitution Hall;

working to propel membership to 200,000; and ensuring

financial stability and leadership training at every level.


Our Theme:
"Like a candle shines,
so, does our membership."

Our Motto:
"Keeping the lights of
tradition burning

Our Mission Statement:
"The Matthews Administration
will illuminate
the path to the
objectives of our beloved society."

“Neither do people light a candle, and put it
under a bushel; but on a candlestick, and it gives
light to all that are in the house.”

Matthew 5:15


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