About Us

What is C.A.R.? The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our country. Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution (i.e. someone who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States).

Who started C.A.R. and when? Harriett Lothrop, a prominent citizen and 19th century children’s author of Concord, MA, presented the idea for a children’s organization to the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress in 1895. Organized “for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country,” C.A.R. has promoted this vision to hundreds of thousands of members. These boys and girls are the leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow, now in a second century of keeping patriotism alive.

What do we do? Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process. Activities have included: laser tag, hay rides and apple picking, pool parties, water park visits, marching in parades, visits to historic sites on the East Coast, visits to retirement homes, conservation projects, debutante presentations, and more!

Our Objectives

  1. To acquire knowledge of American History.
  2. To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded
    American Independence.
  3. To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause
    of the American Revolution
  4. To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
  5. To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
  6. To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.