Welcome to the Jedediah Smith 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 Jedediah Smith Chapter was organized on November 28, 1977. Mrs. Oliver C. Byerly (Margaret) was the first regent. The chapter's name was chosen in honor of Jedediah Smith, a young, religious mountain man who traveled through the Mojave desert by way of the Mojave River Trail where many chapter members live and travel many miles to attend meetings. Most members are from the Mojave desert area, however some members are from other areas as well. Local residency is not a requirement for membership in any chapter.