Welcome to the Caloosahatchee Chapter, NSDAR, Website    

The Caloosahatchee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), has been serving the Fort Myers community since our founding in 1927. Our chapter was named after the great river of the Calusa Indians, whose shell mounds are still found in our history filled area. The National Society is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving our American history, securing America’s future through better education, and promoting patriotism. 

Members are from all walks of life, our common bond being lineal descent of those who supported the cause of independence in the American Revolutionary War.  DAR members have included First Ladies, reformers, educators, and pioneers in space, along with our own associate member, Mina Edison (the wife of Thomas Edison). Our chapter registrar can assist you in identifying Patriot ancestors, researching your family history, and help prepare your DAR application. Membership is open to any woman 18 years and older, with proven lineal, bloodline descent from a Patriot who fought or aided our country during the American Revolutionary War.

As members of NSDAR and the Florida State Society DAR (FSSDAR), the Caloosahatchee Chapter, NSDAR, is extremely proud to support an organization dedicated to preserving our American heritage of freedom and patriotism.  Our task is to perpetuate the efforts of those who have gone before us, building on their accomplishments so that our American heritage endures for many generations to come. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our chapter and the DAR.

DAR Hall with Banners

NSDAR Motto:

  God, Home, and Country

Historic Preservation

Support for the DAR Museum

Preserving genealogical records

Support preservation of local history.

Cemetery preservation


Securing America’s Future through better education

American History Essay Contest

Support DAR schools 



Support active duty military and our veterans

Vietnam 50th Commemorative Partner

Welcome Naturalized Citizens

Wreaths Across America

Links:   NSDAR


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            Website last updated March 18, 2024