Columbia, South Carolina



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The First Chapter in South Carolina
Chartered May 10, 1893


Our Objectives
Historic Preservation
Promotion of Education
Patriotic Endeavor


The Columbia Chapter has celebrated over one hundred years of service to South Carolina.  Twenty-three charter members met in February 1892 in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia, to begin the Columbia Chapter. The charter was established on May 10, 1893, making this the oldest chapter as well as the first patriotic organization of women established in South Carolina.

Daughters today have continued to strive to meet the objectives of the members that served before them.  Members volunteer countless hours educating children about their country's history as well as visiting with the veterans at the Dorn VA Medical Center.  This year, our members participated in hosting a Christmas luncheon for homeless veterans at the Dorn VA Hospital, as well as hosting events for soldiers deploying from Columbia. 


The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer  service organization with nearly 3,000 chapters in each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia,  Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Germany and Spain.

Service To America Projects

Our Chapter is dedicated to "God, Home, and Country" dedicating countless hours of volunteerism to support projects in our community.  This year members reported serving in the following organizations and projects:

  • Wreaths Across America at Fort Jackson
  • Stone Pavilion Veterans Nursing Home - Christmas in July & other special events
  • Krazy Kids Day at Tamassee DAR School
  • Power to Change - Baby products collected for Fort Jackson Community Service Center
  • Spring Hill Lake Community Kid's Social honoring Constitution Week
  • Children of the American Revolution Events
  • Patriotic Commemorations
  • Operation Christmas Child - Operations Center Volunteers
  • Families Helping Families in Columbia
  • Faith:  Bible Study Leaders, and other church events like Worship Week , Ushering, Prayer
  • SC Arts in the Basic Curriculum Steering Committee and Long Range Planning Committee
  • Abbeville v. State of SC Strategic Planning Group
  • Educational Programs
  • Tutoring and reading with young people
  • Driving elderly or disabiled individuals to appointments
  • Participating in a Meal Trains
  • Homeless shelter Meals Preparation