Charles Duncan Chapter

Last Revised: 12 January 2014

Greetings & Welcome

If this is your first visit to our site please take a few minutes to become acquainted with the Sons of the American Revolution by reading the following answers to questions you might have about the S.A.R.

Thank you - we hope you enjoy your visit.

Q.  What is the SAR?
A.  Our organization is a non-profit, non-secret and non-political organization. Its purposes are patriotic, historical and educational. These include:

  • Perpetuating the memory of Revolutionary War Patriots.
  • Promoting fellowship among their descendants.
  • Inspiring the community with a reverence for the principals of government founded by our forefathers.
  • Encouraging historical research of the American Revolution.
  • Preserving the records of Revolutionary War Patriots.
  • Marking the locations of the Revolution its events and its soldiers.
  • Celebrating anniversaries of the Revolution.
  • Fostering true patriotism.
  • Maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom.
  • Carrying out the purposes of the Preamble of the Constitution.
  • Following the injunctions of Washington's farewell address to the American people.

Q. Who are our members?
A. Our membership is composed of about 27,000 sons of American Revolutionary patriots. These sons are direct descendants of male and female American Revolutionary patriots. They are members of 50 state societies and the District of Columbia. There are also societies in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and an International Society. Most of our societies are composed of smaller organizational units called chapters. There are more than 500 local or regional S.A.R. Chapters. Individual members normally belong to their local chapter, state, regional and national societies.

Q. When was the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution formed?
A. The Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated on January 17, 1890, in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906, Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed in the 1880's. These were led by The Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876, in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1890 -- the 101st anniversary of George Washington's taking the oath of office as President of the United States.

Q. Where is the headquarters for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution located?
A. Our National Headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky - mailing address is:

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
1000 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-589-1776
Web Site:

For further information you may contact:

Tom Petznick, Registrar
Charles Duncan S.A.R. Chapter
651 Fern Hill Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
e-Mail: Chapter Registrar

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NSSAR's State Contacts.
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