Welcome to the Longs Peak Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, historic preservation, and education.
DAR members are women who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests. Members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities. DAR supports citizenship, literacy, active duty military personnel, veterans, and offers scholarships. We are one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
The Longs Peak Chapter, NSDAR, was officially organized on April 7, 1916, with 16 members; our charter was granted in 1917 after the acceptance of an additional 17 members. Susie Carr McGwire was the chapter’s organizing regent. She served for six years as the chapter’s organizing regent. Reba Day was the chapter’s vice regent and Susie’s daughter, Lois Carr Graves, was the chapter’s registrar.
The Longs Peak Chapter is named for Longs Peak, the 14,259-foot majestic mountain peak behind the prominent Mt. Meeker located west of Longmont, Colorado. The peak was named for Major Stephen H. Long of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1820, he was appointed to lead an expedition through the American West exploring areas acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The specific purpose of this expedition was to find the sources of the Platte, Arkansas, and Red Rivers.