The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members. The Oxford Caroline Scott Chapter NSDAR is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American History, and securing America’s future through better education for children. We work together to educate the community about the history of our great nation. Our chapter awards scholarships, has food drives, and supports our nation’s veterans. We also support local historical preservation efforts. To find out more about what we do and how we support those in service, reach out to our chapter.
Our chapter namesake is Caroline Scott, who was the first President General of the National Society. She was born and raised in Oxford, Ohio, where she met her husband President Benjamin Harrison while he attended Miami University. She stated during her speech at the 1892 National Convention of the DAR “Our hope is in unity and self-sacrifice. Since this society has been organized, and so much thought and reading directed to the early struggle of this country, it has been made plain that much of its success was due to the character of the women of that era.”
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