Promoting Patriotism, Education, and Historic Preservation in Niagara County, since 1922

About Niagara Falls

Did you know?

Niagara Falls is known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The original name of Onguiaahara given by the Native Americans was later changed to Ongiara. The Falls are estimated to be over 12,000 years old.


How high are the falls?

At 56 meters (180 ft) high, the American Falls is slightly higher than its Canadian counterpart. (Horseshoe Falls).   Its crestline is 328 meters (1,075 ft) wide.  It is estimated that 75,000 gallons of water flow over the American Falls each second, amounting to only 10% of Niagara’s total water flow.   For more history on Niagara Falls, please click on the History of Niagara Falls link.


What is the Maid of the Mist?

The Maid of the Mist is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America.  Click here to view an awesome video and feel the experience. (Video provided by Maid of the Mist.com)


Welcome!

Celebrating over 90 years of service!

Welcome to the Niagara Falls Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  Our chapter is located in Niagara County, New York, and recognizes the historical significance of the natural wonder of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Chapter, DAR,  was organized by Mrs. Frank A. Dudley on April 4, 1922. Monthly meetings take place at various locations in Niagara County including the cities and towns of Lockport, Wilson, Youngstown, Sanborn, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls.

By promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism, our meetings reflect the work of the National Society. We currently have 81 members who enjoy sharing the benefits of DAR membership, recognizing that we have a responsibility to ensure that the freedoms won by our ancestors are appreciated by Americans of today and tomorrow.

Objectives

Promoting Patriotism

Niagara Falls Chapter supports the men and women in the United States Military through projects such as DAR Project Patriot.  More…

 

Furthering Education

Niagara Falls Chapter supports a variety of DAR educational  programs, contests, and awards.  More…

 

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation was of first importance in 1922 with concerns about repairs to the French Castle at Old Fort Niagara.  More…

 

 

 

What kind of commitment is involved?

Niagara Falls Chapter, DAR, meets on the first Saturday of each month except January, July, August, and September.  Many members attend virtually every meeting while others find that work and family commitments take precedence.  Many members give countless hours of volunteer time to various causes.  If you have an interest to serve on a particular committee, that support is welcome. If you prefer to become active at a later time, that is completely acceptable, too.

Niagara Falls Chapter has been in service, in Niagara County, for over 90 years. We offer something for everyone!  Genealogy, American history, patriotism, friendship, and much more!  Visit our membership page for further information.

 

Today’s DAR

At the Historical Building behind the Ransomville Library, in Ransomville, NY.