Welcome to the website of the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter, NSDAR. Please enjoy your visit to these pages as you explore who we are, what we do, join us, including researching your family history, and resources to promote historical preservation, champion education, and celebrate patriotism. This is also a great website to learn about the resources available within our community.

Additional information can also be found on the website of the Colorado State Society, NSDAR and the website of the National Society.

Uncompahgre Valley Chapter, NSDAR meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, from September through May at 1:00 p.m.

Chapter Calendar



Date, Time, & Place Program
September 11, 2021
1:00 p.m.
The Style of the Preamble
Ann Holmes
September 17-23 Constitution Week
October 9, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Tour: 1880s home of Charter Member Mary Wood
~October 11, 2021 National DAR Day of Service
Highway cleanup
October 29, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Service Project
Spouse luncheon
November 13, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Service to Veterans Award
December 11, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Christmas Party
Service project: Cookies for Vets
December 18, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Wreaths Across America
Place wreaths at cemeteries
January 8, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Members and New Horizons Courses
Wynne Shaw
February 12, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Grand Junction Indian Boarding School Archeology
March 12, 2022
1:00 p.m.
American Women in History Tea
Cherie Collins
April 9, 2022
1:00 p.m.
DAR Good Citizens Tea
Ann Holmes
May 8, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting

DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890
Incorporated: 1896 by an Act of Congress
Objectives: Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism
Motto: God, Home, and Country
  • 185,000 members
  • 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
  • International chapters in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • More than 1,000,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded
Eligibility: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.


For more information on DAR Membership, click here.