The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890. Today this lineage organization and genealogical society has about 168,000 members. Any woman 18 or older, who can prove a lineal bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. The DAR promotes patriotism, preservation of American history, and education.
A notable fictional member of the DAR is Emily Gilmore of the CW television show, Gilmore Girls.
Photo: Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado