Greetings from Massachusetts!!!

I extend to you a welcoming greeting on behalf of the more than 2,400 Massachusetts Daughters. The Massachusetts State Society (MDAR) was organized in 1892. Today we have 40 chapters from the sandy shores of Cape Cod and the Islands in the east to the hills and mountains of the Berkshires in the west. Our state is home to the some of the earliest history of the creation of America and the United States. Many of our Daughters trace their families to the 1600’s in Massachusetts, to the Minutemen and Sons of Liberty. At Provincetown on Cape Cod where the Pilgrims first landed, to Plymouth, Boston, Salem, Lexington and Concord when the western migration and expansion of the colony took hold. Massachusetts Daughters are deeply proud of our state’s heritage and the mission of our National Society and objectives: historic preservation, education and patriotism.

The National Headquarters for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is located in Washington, D.C. It encompasses a city block and is known as “House Beautiful.” DAR has one of the most outstanding genealogical research libraries in the world, plus a museum, period rooms and much more. Today’s DAR has over 185,000 members from all corners of the world. The National Society was founded over 128 years ago and is still a vibrant organization. We are an organization open to all women 18 years or older who can prove ancestors who supported the cause of the American Revolution. Support could have been in battle, civic duty, providing food, shelter, or even a horse!

I hope you will browse our website and see why we are so proud to be Daughters of the American Revolution. Catch our enthusiasm……it’s contagious, come join us!

In DAR Friendship,

Paula Pratt Renkas
Massachusetts State Regent

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 
Motto: God, Home, Country

Denise Doring VanBuren
President General

Theme: Rise and Shine for America

Scriptures:  “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”   
                                                             Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)
Paula Pratt Renkas
Massachusetts State Regent
2019 - 2022
Massachusetts Daughters of the 
American Revolution
Massachusetts DAR Theme

"The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe 
in the Beauty of their Dreams”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Massachusetts State Scripture

"Therefore encourage one another and build 
each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 
                Thessalonians 5:11

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