The Sons of the America Revolution, SAR, is a male lineage society whose members are direct descendants of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member.
The purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution are patriotic, historical and educational. This includes:
- perpetuating the memory of Revolutionary War Patriots
- preserving the records of Revolutionary War Patriots
- marking the locations of the Revolution, its events and its soldiers
- promoting fellowship among their descendants
- celebrating anniversaries of the Revolution
- encouraging historical research of the American Revolution
The headquarters of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, NSSAR, is located in Louisville, Kentucky. Within the headquarters is an extensive research library and newly constructed museum.