Welcome to North-Central Kansas

Our chapter serves Ellis County in North Central Kansas, including Hays and other towns of Northwest Kansas.


The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving history and supporting education programs.


Kansas DAR is comprised of a group of active women, from all walks of life, who cherish their heritage and enthusiastically support the mission of DAR through state, chapter, and individual activities.


Courtney-Spalding Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in April 1926 with headquarters in Russell. Members were from Russell, Ellis, Ellsworth, and Trego Counties. The Chapter name was derived from the ancestors of the two ladies instrumental in organizing the chapter: Coral Courtney Carter, whose ancestor was Thomas Courtney, a Virginian; and Mary Lois Ruppenthal, a descendant of Ezekiel Spalding from Massachusetts.


National Society of DAR
Kansas Society of DAR
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