131st Continental Congress
June 29 - July 3
Since the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1890, the organization has held Continental Congress, its annual national meeting, in Washington, D.C. National, state and chapter leaders as well as other members from across the world meet at the DAR National Headquarters for a week during the summer to report on the year’s work, honor outstanding award recipients, plan future initiatives and reconnect with friends.
Those in attendance include more than 3,500 Daughters representing the membership of 190,000 who hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over a dozen chapters in foreign countries. Since its founding, the DAR has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism, and those objectives are reflected in all of the events of DAR Continental Congress.
The weeklong convention consists of business sessions, committee meetings, social functions, and formal evening ceremonies. These evening ceremonies, held in the historic DAR Constitution Hall, mix pomp and circumstance with moving award presentations and musical entertainment.