Insignia, at the top of this page, was designed by
Dr. George Goode and adopted by the NSDAR on May 26,
1891. It repeats the spinning wheel emblem already
adopted as part of the Society's seal. The spinning
wheel from which the original sketch was made was
one that was used by Dr. Goode's mother early in the
1800s, which he later donated to our Society. The
blue enamel rim of the spinning wheel and the white
gold or platinum flax on the distaff represent the
Society's colors, which are the dark blue and white
used as the colors of the military staff of General
George Washington. The name of the Society is
engraved on the blue rim, which is set about with 13
stars representing the 13 colonies.
members may purchase or wear the Insignia pin.
Each pin is engraved on the back with the member's
name and membership number. The Insignia pin is
worn with a ribbon of the Society's blue, with a
white edge, ribbed and watered. The ribbon is worn
on the left shoulder, with the Insignia placed at
the bottom, closest to the wearer's heart.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution
may also wear one or more ancestor bars on her
ribbon. Each ancestor bar is engraved with the name
of the Patriot from whom the member is descended.
The member has provided documentation to our
National Society proving her lineage and the service
rendered by her ancestor and thus making her
eligible to wear the ribbon and bars and Insignia