Welcome to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR).  We are an actively growing chapter in eastern South Dakota, offering something for everyone at whatever level she is able to participate. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations, non-profit and non-political, with 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters worldwide. Our National Society was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We are direct bloodline descendants from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Chapter NSDAR was organized in Clark, South Dakota, on October 10, 1986, and took its name from our endearing local writer of the children’s series “Little House” books. DeSmet, South Dakota, was her home and inspiration for The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, and These Happy Golden Years. 

Our members feel a personal connection with Laura as she breaks through cultural, social, and generational barriers in her writing. We are multi-faceted women of our community who value our history and take pride in our American Revolutionary War patriots.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Chapter NSDAR members volunteer in service to a wide variety of activities that support our community, our military and veterans, education, and preservation of our ancestors’ records. We meet the fourth Saturday of the month, between March and October. We do not meet in the winter months. Our motivated chapter welcomes ladies between the ages of eighteen to ninety plus who are direct bloodline descendants from a man or women who aided in achieving American independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783.

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