The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is an educational non-profit organization, formed in 1891 in Washington, D.C. Its goals are the perpetuation of the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence by the preservation of historical relics and locations, and of records of their individual service, the encouragement of research and publication of historical documents, the promotion of patriotism and love of country, the support of educational facilities.
Flag House Chapter was founded by the descendants of Betsy Ross and was granted a charter on June 9, 1903. In 1903, the chapter presented a 13-star flag to hang from the window of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. In 1904, the chapter presented a 13-star flag to Christ Church in Philadelphia. At the dedication of Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D.C., Flag House Chapter was granted the privilege of unfurling the first flat about the building. At this same Congress, the chapter presented a 13-star flag which was let down from the ceiling of the Assembly Room. Under the flag were the signatures of the 13 original members of Flag House Chapter.
A woman interested in applying for membership in our Society, The Daughters of the American Revolution, must be at least 18 years old, and shall prove lineal, blood line, descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence.
Flag House Chapter encourages women who believe they have the ancestry required for membership to visit the national website at