Welcome!  So glad you found us!

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a respected society, with over 175,000 members and 3,000 chapters across the United States and the world. It has a Genealogical Research System (GRS) that offers free online databases. No membership is needed to access our records.

Each member of DAR is called a daughter. Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter members (daughters) support the DAR’s goals of discovering family roots. We research direct ancestral lines to discover our Revolutionary War Patriots. Your ancestor doesn’t have to be a soldier; perhaps he supported the troops with money or material goods. One of my ancestors provided much-needed gunpowder. Maybe you have a patriot in your line who hasn’t been recognized by DAR yet.

Daughters support the Constitution of the United States of America, respect our flag, and work to preserve American History.  We donate our time and recognize our veterans.  We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the children in our community.

Meetings are held September through June.  We do try to alternate the days/times of in order to accommodate various schedules. Programs at meetings are fun-filled, educational, and inspirational.  We love learning about each other's ancestors. We like to visit local historical landmarks that help us learn more about Long Island’s importance in the fight for freedom during the Revolution and about the men and women who fought for the cause. 

All of us work together on projects throughout the year. We have many opportunities to share our gifts: crafting, cooking, writing, and painting. Maybe you have a gift you want to share with us! We use our talents to raise funds that support veteran outreach. We also provide scholarships for local high school graduates. Additionally, we work together as a whole group to support national projects, such as the historic preservation of buildings. Currently, we’re writing letters to veterans. These letters will be taken to a letter in-gathering at our national convention in June (called Continental Congress). It’s wonderful working together with such a diverse group. The ladies are so caring. They always try to lift up the spirits of any member who is going through a rough time in life.

We are always looking for new talent!  Please take the next step and contact us.  Together we can light the way for the next generation!

In D.A.R. Friendship,

Dr. Joan Graham Nathan, Regent 

Chapter Regent Joan Nathan (second from left) at the new member installation
of her daughter (holding Joan's granddaughter), March 22, 2015
NYDAR Regent Nancy Zwetch spoke at our chapter meeting on April 8, 2017

Our 2016 - 2018 chapter board was installed at our May 14th, 2016, meeting

Three new members were installed at our May 14th, 2016, meeting

We installed new members after a wreath-laying ceremony on September 6, 2014