The North Carolina Society Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit, non-political, women’s service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause during the War of 1812.
We were founded on March 25, 1912 and continue to focus on the original purpose "to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people."
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was founded in 1892 and is a volunteer women's service organization. The Society maintains a National Headquarters in Washington D.C. which includes a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.
Four chapters are currently chartered in North Carolina and represent the local history of the War of 1812 in their Chapter names.
NC 1812 Daughters are active in many projects throughout the year. Examples include collecting snacks to benefit servicemen and women at the USO at the RDU airport; supporting Wreaths Across America; supporting Crossnore Communities with campus' in Crossnore and Winston-Salem and an additional office in Hendersonville; observing Star Spangled Banner Day; marking graves of War of 1812 soldiers and patriots; and marking historic sites related to the War of 1812.
Join the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and become active in a North Carolina chapter.
Joining the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a great way to honor your 1812 ancestor and participate in history, patriotism, and fellowship. As you can see, our Daughters have fun socializing and working together on all types of meaningful projects.
If there's not a chapter near you, maybe we can help you charter a chapter! How exciting!
Next time you're in our nation's capitol, you'll have to visit our National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Headquarters building. There you'll find our 1812 Museum. For over three quarters of a century, dedicated members have donated books to the library, historic artifacts and memorabilia to the museum, and furnished the house with period furniture.
The Memorial Library, also located there, is the only collection in Washington, D.C. focused from the end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815.
Ft. McHenry Flag Change
Daughters of USD1812 participated in the flag changing ceremony at Ft. McHenry. WATCH
A rededication ceremony held for two Southport monuments WATCH
Deep Water Point 1812-1814 marker rededicated READ
First Woman Takes Command
Cmdr. Farrell became Old Ironsides’ 77th commanding officer and the first woman to serve as the ship’s commanding officer in the ship’s 224 years of history, dating back to 1797.
The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull.
Read more here to find our more about the USS Constitution.
ROTC and JROTC Medals provided by NC Daughters of 1812
A junior or senior in an JROTC program in a high school or ROTC program in college who has demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership, military discipline, dependability, patriotism and upright character in speech and habits, which exemplify the ideals upon which our nation was founded, may qualify for the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 JROTC Bronze Medal (high school) or Gold Medal (college). Contact a local chapter for more information.