About Us

Ann Arundel Chapter, NSDAR, was organized November 13, 1911. The chapter was named for Lady Anne Arundell, wife of Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore. As the chapter was named for the daughter of Lord Arundell Wardour, and not for Anne Arundel County, it was decided to use the name "Ann Arundel." At the 7th Annual State Conference on November 16, 1911, the new chapter was introduced as "Ann Arundel" with the accent upon the first syllable of the surname (Air'-un-dell).

Membership: Ann Arundel Chapter is 120+ members strong and welcomes new members from all walks of life. Any woman is eligible for membership in DAR who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

What we do: The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Nationally, DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Ann Arundel Chapter has a special mission of preserving and protecting an historic 18th century building, the Rising Sun Inn (pictured above).

Do you want to know more about DAR? Click here: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/whoweare.cfm