Our Daughters of the American Revolution chapters throughout the State of South Dakota are on a mission to identify all significant historic sites within their communities and geographical areas. The intent is to ensure these sites are acknowledged by the placement of plaques and markers to focus on providing historic information regarding these important sites to all visitors. These devoted chapters are determined to keep the history of our state alive and available to everyone.

Great pride is taken in all of our projects throughout the state. Each of our chapters regularly donates funds, volunteers labor, and participates in planning our many preservation projects, restoration of historic landmarks, and works to maintain existing monuments and sites. Our DAR members not only work on preserving historic places, but they also discover and document people who have influenced the history of our state.

From Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home on the prairie, historic parks within our sparkling cities, the rambling wide Missouri River, rich rolling farmland, sprawling ranches, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, and historic Deadwood, are examples of a state that is diverse in its history. Wagon trains and travel west left an impressive historic footprint within this very special state and illustrate our chapter’s endeavor to honor this heritage with a dedicated focus on preserving that history.