Historic Preservation - Education - Patriotism

These timeless, overarching principles have kept the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world since its creation in 1890. DAR members continue to promote these objectives in our communities. Neither a political nor a social organization, the DAR is an active group of women who share a love of history, genealogy, education, patriotism, and preservation of history. We have 3,000 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries.

The Falls Church Chapter of the DAR began on June 7, 1910, with 22 charter members. It was named for The Falls Church, built in 1733 as a member church of the Church of England and now in use as an Episcopal church. Among the very few, widely separated churches in the parish, this church was identified as the one that was near the falls of the Potomac River. One of the roads which intersected near the church led to the ferry below the Little Falls. The community which developed around the church adopted the name "Falls Church," now an incorporated city.