Welcome to the William P. Duval Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR or NSDAR), Inc. Our members are committed to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR.
The DAR was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, non-political, nonpartisan volunteer women’s service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for America’s children.
Our chapter was organized on May 13, 1957, and was named for William P. Duval (1784-1854), who served as the first Civilian Governor of Florida Territory, from 1822-1834.
Our chapter meets in Winter Park, Florida; however, our members live throughout the Central Florida area and beyond.
Our chapter members are college students, career women, mothers, grandmothers, and single women. We are Today’s DAR!
We hold chapter luncheon meetings on the second Wednesday of each month September through May where we enjoy speakers who give educational and entertaining programs. We also hold dinner meetings three times a year for those women who are unable to attend daytime meetings.
Our chapter programs are diverse. We also participate in activities and have Friendship Luncheons or go on a field trip at least three times a year so that our members and prospective members can get to know one another better.
- Our chapter conducts four classes that are open to the public at the Winter Park Library, including classes on:
- Beginning Genealogy
- How to Find Revolutionary War Patriots
- Women’s Issues
- We also:
- Award three scholarships totaling $12,000 to outstanding graduating seniors from Winter Park High School or to legacy high school seniors (children or grandchildren of an active member).
- Support the DAR School and DAR Approved Schools.
- Support active-duty military and veterans.
- Participate in Wreaths Across America at two Winter Park Cemeteries.
- Participate in Community Events to promote patriotism and foster awareness of the NSDAR.
- Award National Defense medals in the Winter Park community that include, but are not limited to, Junior ROTC and ROTC cadets.
- Have many active committees.
- Are dedicated to the Objectives of the NSDAR, which are Historic Preservation, Patriotism, and Education.
- Have many members who are dedicated genealogists who can help prospective members with finding a DAR Patriot.
- Conduct Supplemental Application Workshops for DAR members at the Winter Park Library.
- Have a monthly lineage research day at West Oaks Library and Genealogy Center
Want to know How To Join?
We invite you to contact the Regent for more information
William P. Duval Chapter, NSDAR, P.O. Box 1839, Winter Park, Florida 32790-1839
The theme of the NSDAR:
Celebrate Stars & Stripes Forever and Rejoice in Our DAR Ties of Service and Friendship!
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Updated 14 April 2023