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Located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, we are an active 100-member chapter and among the 40 chapters in the Massachusetts Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MDAR).  The National Society has 3000 chapters among 50 states and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Since 1890, the Daughters of American Revolution’s volunteerism and service has fulfilled its three goals: 

Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotism, proudly called Service to America.











Owen Jones DAR Good Citizens Winner 2024

February 10, 2024 

The Capt. Joshua Gray-Jonathan Hatch Chapter Essay Award was presented to Owen Jones of Barnstable High School who received a $750 college scholarship and a certified American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol building.  This year's topic was entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Protecting It”.

Pictured left to right:  State Rep Steven Xiarhos (5th Barnstable), Owen Jones, Essay Scholarship Winner and Good Citizen from Barnstable High School, State Rep David Viera (3rd Barnstable) and Mary Anne Thompson, DAR Chapter Treasurer.


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 State Rep Steven Xiarhos (5th Barnstable) proudly salutes the WWP Riders.

Wounded Warrior Project®  (WWP) Soldier Ride®

Video curtesy of Mike Haley, HODAR

June 6, 2024

Our chapter supported the annual Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride by cheering and providing fruit and drinks to riders and staff at the half-way point.  This year the event included veterans and their spouses and took place along the Cape Cod Canal on the mainland side.  

Vice Regent Illo at a founders gravesite

Historic Preservation

The chapter was named after Captain Joshua Gray who was born in 1743, and was a prominent figure at the outbreak of the American Revolution.   Our chapter history page has more information on Captain Gray. 

Vice Regent Kathryn Winterle Illo at the gravesite of Captain Joshua Gray.

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How to become a DAR Member?  How to Transfer into our chapter?

Since its founding in 1890, DAR has admitted more than one million members!  Do you need help researching your family history? Do you know that you have a Revolutionary ancestor?  Your membership begins with selecting and contacting a NSDAR Chapter.  A family member's application can be used as a basis for your application.  Our Chapter's Registrar will help complete your family research and will support you with your DAR application.  

We’re here to help and look forward to seeing you soon.  

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