Daughters of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a service organization open to any woman age 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolutionary War Patriot. Much of the work of DAR is accomplished by volunteers in its chapters across the United States and internationally in order to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.


The Coconino Chapter, NSDAR, is a local chapter of DAR, established in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona. “Coconino” is derived from the Hopi word “Cohonino,” which represents the name for the Havasupai and Yavapai people. As Cohonino encompasses multiple indigenous peoples, our chapter embraces different ideas and perspectives to strengthen our service to the community.


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Our Chapter

Our chapter members are a vibrant group of ladies of varied ages and occupations who are involved in the community. As members of DAR, we are dedicated to promoting patriotism, education, and the preservation of our national history.


Our chapter holds meetings from September through June, and prospective members are always welcome! For more information about our meetings or any inquiries about DAR or our chapter, please contact us. We participate in many types of patriotic and community service events throughout the year. To learn more about our current and past activities please click on the Activities tab in the menu.

Please consider joining the Coconino Chapter, NSDAR, and share with us a love of America, its history, its future, and its people.

We invite you to contact our chapter registrar who will help you get started in becoming a member of DAR, including tracing your heritage to find an American Revolutionary War Patriot.

Chapter History

The Coconino Chapter, NSDAR, began in the year 1927, the fourth chapter to be formed in the new Arizona State Society DAR that was established in 1900.  Emma Slipher was the Organizing Regent serving from 1927 -29. A descendent of New England colonial families, Emma Slipher was the wife of a prominent Lowell Observatory astronomer.

The chapter embraced projects of conservation, patriotism, and historical preservation. In 1931 the chapter participated in the national tree planting program in honor of the bicentennial birthday of George Washington. They planted a cutting of an elm that once stood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was then propagated by a DAR member after the tree fell. The tree, marked in 1987, still stands on the campus of Northern Arizona University and is one of few left in the United States.

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Website last updated: March 19, 2024


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