Welcome to the General James Cox Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution
Kokomo, Indiana

Welcome to our Website!

Kokomo, Indiana, is located in the center of the state about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. The NSDAR is a lineage society dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism. Membership eligibility requires proof of a blood descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot. We are available to assist women interested in becoming a member of our society. Click on the chapter contact at the bottom of this page and a chapter member will respond to you.

Our chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from September to June. The General James Cox Chapter welcomes guests and prospective members to attend meetings.

Our DAR mission is to promote
historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Historic preservation:photo gallery

The chapter, along with the Chief Peshewa Society C.A.R., participate annually demonstrating toys and games of the American Revolutionary era at the three-day Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living History Re-enactment Encampment as well as the Howard County 4-H Fair. Our chapter is a member of the Howard County Historical Society and the Howard County Historical Alliance.

Education:photo gallery

The chapter sponsors DAR Good Citizens Awards and American History and Christopher Columbus essay contests for local students. The chapter contacts all local high schools to provide applications for Indiana and NSDAR sponsored scholarships. The chapter provides American Spirit magazine subscriptions to four local libraries. We distribute copies of the DAR Flag Code brochure at our award receptions. To celebrate Constitution Week, we distribute and ring bells, as well as have public displays and publicity in the newspaper. Annually, we support the national projects for DAR and Native American schools. In 2009, the chapter awarded its first History Scholar Awards.

Patriotism:photo gallery

The chapter participates annually in the Memorial Day ceremonies at Crown Point Cemetery and Patriot Day Services in Greentown. Each November, we support veterans by donating items and collecting cancelled postage stamps for national veteran projects throughout the year. Each year we pick local area patriots and send cards and gifts to them. We distribute American flags at various events. At every meeting, we perform The DAR Ritual which includes reciting the Americanís Creed and The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, as well as singing The Star Spangled Banner.

Additional Activities:photo gallery

Our chapter hosts two prospective member genealogy workshops annually with the Howard County Genealogy Department at the Kokomo-Howard County Library. Chapter members are active at the local, state, and national level.