About Us

We are women a lot like you who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests.  Our common bond is our lineal descent from Patriots of the American Revolutionary War.  Need help proving your descent from a Patriot?  Our chapter registrar can help.  

Founded in 1919, the Fort Vancouver Chapter, NSDAR, is located in Vancouver, Washington, a community rich in the history of the Pacific Northwest.  Built alongside the Columbia River, the historic Fort Vancouver was established in 1824 by the London-based Hudson's Bay Company to serve as the company's fur trading headquarters.  In 1846 the site of Fort Vancouver, and surrounding territory, became part of the United States.  The town of Vancouver grew and the fort remained active as a U.S. Army base for many years.  When the Fort Vancouver Chapter, NSDAR, was formed in 1919, the founding women honored the many Pacific Northwest pioneers and military veterans by naming their chapter after the historic fort.

Since 1919, many generations of Vancouver's community-minded women have joined the Fort Vancouver Chapter, NSDAR.  Today, we are a chapter of approximately 150 women who volunteer to assist military families, veterans, and schools, and help preserve historic records and sites within our community.  

Help grow our chapter!  We welcome new members!

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Photos are courtesy of chapter members. 

Contact Us About Joining our Chapter

Visit the National Society DAR or the Washington State Society, NSDAR for more information