New York State Organization

Daughters of the American Revolution




Martha Morris Crapser
New York State Regent

L I G H T  T H E  WAY  

F O R  L I B E RT Y ’ S  

L E G A C Y... 

 C A R P E  D I E M !


Let your light shine before

men, that they may see your

good deeds.  ~Matthew 5:16

Love is patient: love is not

envious or boastful or

arrogant or rude. It does not

insist on its own way; it is

not irritable or resentful; 

it does not rejoice in

wrongdoings, but rejoices in

the truth. It bears all things,

believes all things, hopes all

things, endures all things.

        ~1 Corinthians 13:4-7

L I G H T  T H E  WAY  F O R  L I B E RT Y ’ S  L E G A C Y... 

 C A R P E  D I E M !

Welcome to the NY State Organization, NSDAR Website!

We invite you to become acquainted with us!

Are you looking for a way to honor a patriot ancestor?

Would you like to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism?

If so, we are an organization you may be interested in learning more about.

We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical woman’s volunteer service organization. Any woman eighteen years and older regardless of religion, color, or race who can trace her ancestry to a participant in the American Revolutionary War is welcome to join our membership. The genealogical search is usually rewarding but sometimes challenging; if this is something you might need assistance with, we have 101 trained volunteer genealogists in the NY State Organization to help you. Please contact your nearest chapter to start the process.  To do so, please click on the “Become a Member” link.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is over 120 years old; it was founded in 1890 by forward looking Daughters who based the organization on the promotion of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The Society has grown to a membership of 175,000 with nearly 3,000 chapters in 50 states and in several foreign countries. The NY State Organization is over 115 years old having been established in 1896. Today, the NY State Organization has nearly 7,000 members with 128 chapters. There are many committees from which members choose to do the work of the Society; literally there is something for everyone’s interest. To name a few examples, the Daughters are engaged in their communities conducting American History contests, awarding scholarships to youth, supporting veterans in local Veterans Hospitals, sponsoring naturalization ceremonies, and helping to preserve historical sites. Indeed, there are so many ways that Daughters can follow their interest and at the same time be promoting the Society’s work and ideals and as well as meeting new people and making lifelong friends.

Since the beginning, the DAR has had a diverse membership; members include First Ladies, actresses and adventurers, artists, humanitarians, educators, engineers, doctors, nurses, and even pioneers in space - people from all walks of life who contribute with everyday acts of patriotism. We welcome you to join our membership.  To learn more about us please visit our National Society's website at

It is an honor to serve as New York’s 43rd State Regent for the term of July 2013 - July 2016. The theme that I have chosen is “Light the Way for Liberty’s Legacy…Carpe Diem.” Life is not a dress rehearsal; it is a time to promote the three DAR ideals of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Come join us as we work to promote Liberty’s Legacy.  Contact a chapter near you and we will help you to become a member.

Warmest regards,

Martha Morris Crapser
State Regent, New York



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