Welcome to the Alta Mira Chapter DAR
Mountains seen from Tulare County
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization made up of over 175,000 members with 3,000 chapters. These chapters are located in all fifty states and in many countries around the world. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women met to officially organize the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, over 800,000 members have been admitted into membership.
The Alta Mira Chapter was organized on February 24, 1917. Viola Frizbee was the chapter's first regent. The chapter's name was chosen because of the long view of the mountains the founding members had from the upstairs window at the founding meeting. Hence, the name "Alta Mira." Most members are from the Tulare county area; however, some members are from other areas, as well. Local residency is not a requirement for membership in any chapter.
Our biggest event of the year is a ceremony commemorating Constitution Week and "Bells Across America." This year will mark the 21st ceremony. It is now jointly sponsored by the the First Congregational Church and Alta Mira Chapter, NSDAR. Other groups contributing time and talent include Boy Scout Troop 132, Community Bell Choir, Community String Ensemble, a patriotic sing along and presentation of a Community Service Award. The chapter also takes a very active part in the Community Flag Day Ceremony and in "The Butterfield Stage Day" for 15,000 fourth graders.
We welcome any woman for membership who is over 18 years of age and who is descended from a man or woman who aided in achieving American Independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783. Information on membership in the DAR can be found here.