Welcome! The Marco Island Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is based in Marco Island, Florida. We are a vigorous group of women with a wide variety of interests from many different locations and backgrounds. We share a common bond in our support for the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR): to preserve American history, to promote education, and to foster patriotism.
The Marco Island Chapter was organized on October 15, 1976, by fifteen hardworking, dedicated women. Since that time, we have grown into the thriving chapter that we are today, and we continue to grow. Please join us!
Called the “Jewel of the Gulf,” Marco is the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands measuring 4 miles by 6 miles with a sugary-sand, crescent-shaped beach.
People have been “discovering” the island for centuries. For thousands of years Marco Island was home to the Calusa Indians who as late as the 16th century, drove out the plundering Conquistadors. Mysteriously, the Calusas abandoned the island and disappeared. Then in 1870, Captain W. T. Collier established the first permanent home on the island. In 1965, the Deltona Company developed Marco Island as a residential community for those who were looking for an escape from the cold and snowy winter.