The members of the Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSDAR) welcome you to our website.

Who are we?

We are almost 6,100 women in over 100 chapters in the state of Ohio who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring those who serve or have served our nation. We are a part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), a non-political, women's service organization of over 183,000 members dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. The NSDAR was founded October 11, 1890, and the OSDAR was founded in December 1891.

What do we do?

In the last three years, our Ohio Daughters have given over 325,000 hours in service to our local communities.

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Historic Preservation

We participate in a variety of projects which help preserve our cultural heritage, including:

  • Maintaining and restoring historical sites
    • Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and Civil War Museum ‒ Camp Dennison, Ohio
    • Madonna of the Trail ‒ Springfield, Ohio
    • Minnie Louise Failing Museum ‒ Fremont, Ohio
    • Pennsylvania House Museum ‒ Springfield, Ohio
    • Studabaker Brick School House ‒ Greenville, Ohio
  • Locating, restoring, and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
  • Organizing, and contributing to restorations, commemorations and memorials
  • Placing monuments to memorialize people and events throughout history
  • Preserving genealogical records, artifacts, and historical documents


We are passionate about educating America's youth and contributing to schools and student programs in many ways, including:
  • Supporting eight schools through donations of money and personal time
  • Adopting community classrooms
  • Serving as mentors and tutors, including over 2900 hours promoting literacy for children and over 850 hours for adults
  • Providing scholarships and funds to American Indian children and schools
  • Providing scholarships and awards to outstanding students, including Ohio's Wings of Eagles Scholarships
  • Promoting education and citizenship through youth programs such as the Children of the American Revolution, DAR Good Citizens, and Junior American Citizens
  • Sponsoring American History Essay contests for students in grades five through eight
  • Offering American Heritage Merit Badge programs at our Christian Waldschmidt Homestead


We participate in a multitude of patriotic endeavors which include:

  • Providing more than 12,000 hours of volunteer time annually to veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and non-VA facilities
  • Offering support to our nation's service personnel in current conflicts abroad through care packages, phone cards, and other items
  • Sponsoring programs promoting the U.S. Constitution during the week of September 17-23
  • Participating in naturalization ceremonies
  • Presenting patriotic awards to deserving individuals including:
    • DAR Good Citizens awards and medals
    • Over 65 ROTC/JROTC medals awarded to local Ohio units
    • Community Service awards
    • Outstanding Women in American History
    • DAR Distinguished Citizen award
We are proud of our community participation and activities. Please follow the membership links, find a local chapter, and come join the fun and excitement!

Nancy Schirm Wright

State Regent, Ohio Society DAR