Daughters of American Revolution collection moved to Wichita library

By The Active Age | October 18, 2022

The Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution has moved its collection of more than 6,000 books and genealogical/historical resources to Wichita Public Library. The collection was formerly housed in Dodge City.

A celebratory reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. At the reception, guests can enjoy light refreshments and informal tours of the library.

“The KSDAR State Library collection added immediate depth to Wichita Public Library’s local history and genealogy collections, enhancing research opportunities for customers around the world,” said Sarah Kittrell, Wichita Public Library Collection Development Manager. “The collection has hundreds of rare and unique items, including family histories.”

The collection is accessible in the Research Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and diverse, with more than 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. DAR members annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world. DAR chapters participate in projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Over one million members have joined the organization since its founding in 1890.

Learn more at kansasdar.org.