Children of the American Revolution William Byrd Society
William Byrd Society Children of the American Revolution was organized on May 17, 1962. The society took its name from the sponsoring Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter, William Byrd.
We are an organization for boys and girls ranging in age from birth to twenty-one. Children are eligible to join if they have an ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War, or performed patriotic service to help the troops. If a prospective member has a relative that is already a member of the DAR or SAR (Sons of the American Revolution), then they can join using that patriotic ancestor, or they may document a different ancestor who served.
Meetings are held once a month in members' homes, usually the second Saturday or Sunday. Each member helps with the programs, which are based on National Society themes. Members may attend several conferences and workshops during the year. There are two state workshops in the summer, a state conference in March, and a national convention in April, as well as a mid-Southern regional meeting held in the summer.
The William Byrd Society C.A.R. has been honored as the Most Outstanding Society in the State. In 2006-2007, we received the Emerson Bowl for the most new members. If you are interested in having fun and learning about history, conservation, and genealogy, please contact our sponsor, or visit the National Society Website.
The 2014 - 2015 Virginia Children of the American Revolution State Project is raising funds to preserve a fork and spoon found at George Washington's boyhood home, Ferry Farm as well as underwrite an education program.
The 2014 - 2015 National Project is raising funds for the Star-Spangled Banner House in Baltimore, Maryland. The funds will go toward replacing the flags outside of the museum.
The William Byrd Society C.A.R. has the following meetings scheduled for the 2014 - 2015 year.
September 2014 All About the Flag
October 2014 Victory at Yorktown
November 2014 World War I
December 2014 Tea Time
January 2015 Our relationship with the DAR
February 2015 Time to Scrapbook
March 2015 State Conference
April 2015 National Conference
May/June 2015 2015 - 2016 Officer Installation
August 2015 Its Time to Plan