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Mission & Goals

We preserve and celebrate the history of our nation.

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

SAR Youth Contests and Awards

Why Join?

Make the dream of honoring your patriot ancestors a reality. Hundreds of thousands of men are eligible for membership and we have members available to assist you with the application process.​ If you are interested in becoming a member of the SAR or just want to know more, please contact a member of your local SAR chapter.​

Membership Process

Genealogy is a rewarding and entertaining endeavor and can provide great insight into the applicant’s personal history. While your genealogical skill and interest level can come in a variety of forms, the SAR is excited to help you discover more.

Origins

The Sons of Revolutionary Sires desired to keep alive their ancestors’ story of patriotism and courage in the belief that it is a universal one of man’s struggle against tyranny - a story which would inspire and sustain succeeding generations when they would have to defend and extend our freedoms.

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Welcome to the SAR's New Website!

Welcome to the recently renovated and newly launched SAR website! Over the past few months, the SAR's web presence has been undergoing a long awaited face lift. We are very excited to share the refreshed look and streamlined structure with you. Visitors will notice a diff

Outreach Education Offers Special Events at Open House

Schedule Outreach Education’s Open House on your Boston Congress itinerary and experience book reviews, a special presentation by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and discover 50 artifacts unearthed by Boston city’s archaeologist. The Open House will be held daily with the exception of Sun

New Donation to the SAR Library Special Collections

The SAR Library Special Collections recently received a special piece of SAR history in the form of an annual dinner invitation of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution dated February 22, 1900. The invitation was donated by William L. Crabtree of the Alabama SAR. 

Michigan SAR Candidate Janice Payne Yates Wins Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

President General Thomas E. Lawrence is pleased to announce that Ms. Janice Payne Yates has been awarded the 2015 – 2016 Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. Yates’ entry was submitted by the Michigan SAR’s West Michigan Chapter. As this year’s winner, Yates will recei

1777: The Road to Saratoga

Dates: 4th May to 13th May 2017 9 OVERNIGHT STAYS Québec City   2 NightsMontréal         2 NightsBurlington       1 NightLake

Americanism Committee 2015 Results

The National SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to present the full results of the 2015 Liberty Bell Americanism Contest, 2015 Allene Wilson Groves Contest, 2015 President General's Streamer Contest and the 2015 President General's Cup.  These contests recognize the outstanding efforts of

Come stop by the SAR Headquarters and Library and receive your FREE pocket-sized Constitution booklet!

The SAR has a fresh new window display in front of the Genealogical Research Library to entice members and passers-by! It explains some of the context of the U.S. Constitution's creation and the SAR's early involvement in celebrating and recognizing September 17 as a holiday. The text f

Alexander Hamilton Society of Kentucky to Host September Meeting at SAR

On September 17, 2016 at 10:30am the Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky (AHHSKY) will hold its monthly meeting at the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) national headquarters at 809 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY.  The SAR is comprised of 50 state societies, over 500 local

SAR Partners with KET and StageOne on Hamilton's America: A Documentary Film

Please join us October 17 for a film preview of Hamilton's America.  This event includes a sing-a-long and discussion with Harry Pickens and a Revolutionary Reception in which the SAR will be providing colonial attired musicians, a colonial currency program and an 18th century selfie station

First Lady Cilla Leed Tomme announces her Service Project

President General Tomme’s initiatives for this year are youth oriented, with his Education Outreach program and his challenge to the state societies to donate $1,000 to the Counc

Outreach Education Participates in Hamilton Event at Kentucky Center for the Arts

On Monday, October 17, with Broadway flair, SAR Outreach Education “rose up” and gave it our best “shot” as a partner in a PBS documentary screening and sing-along of Great Performances: Hamilton’s America. The film preview of Hamilton’s America was produced by PBS and sponsored by th

SAR Headquarters and Library Hours During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Please note that the SAR Headquarters and Genealogical Research Library will be closed from Thursday, 24 November 2016, through Sunday, 27 November 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both will resume regular business hours on Monday, 28 November 2016. We appreciate your understandin

King's College London Partnership - Update

Now We'll Finally Get to See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King GeorgeA treasure trove of nearly 350,000 documents, about to be released to the public, reveals new insights about how George III lost the coloniesby Sara GeorginiSmithsonian.comNove

Girl Scouts Festival of the Arts Features SAR Silhouette Program

Girl Scouts Festival of the Arts Features SAR Silhouette Program SAR Outreach Education was delighted to participate in the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana’s 44th annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday November 12, 2016. Forty-three Girl Scouts and a handful of enthusiast

Montana SAR Involvement with Revolutionary War Television Series Premiere

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the Continental Congress decreed that Negroes would not be allowed to enlist in the Continental Army. By the end of the war, General Washington had thousands of African-American troops serving in mostly integrated units, including severa

SAR Center Interpretive Plan (Member's only)

Sold Light is pleased to present the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) with the Final Plan, the final Planning Phase deliverable for the SAR Exhibit Project. We have taken your guidance and thoughtful revisions to the previous deliverable to h

SAR Headquarters, Library, and Merchandise Hours During the Christmas and New Year Holidays

Please note that the SAR Headquarters and Genealogical Research Library will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2016, through Monday, 26 December 2016, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Both will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. The SAR Headquarters

State Societies Donate to Meet President Generals Youth Awards Initiative

Six months into President General Michael J. Tomme’s Youth Awards Initiative seven State Societies have met or exceeded a $1,000 donation to the Council of Youth Awards. At the July SAR Congress PG Tomme challenged each State Society to donate between July 2016 and 1 June 2017 to the Council of

Wreaths Across America - December 17, 2016

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. President General

Updated SAR Mentor Initiative Program and Membership Committee Details

President General J. Michael Tomme's SAR mentor initiatives are a part of the Americanism Contest, effective January 1, 2017. Points are awarded for an active program, and for each documented mentor-mentee relationship. An outline of the program is posted on the SAR Membership Committee pag

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