Tamassee DAR School is a private non-profit children's home and family service organization located in South Carolina, offering multi-faceted programs to serve children and families in crisis.
The school was established in 1913 by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in South Carolina and later adopted as a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) project. Since its humble beginnings the goal of Tamassee DAR School has remained the same, to serve the nation's children by providing education in a residential care setting.
The Pennsylvania Children's Center is owned and operated by Tamassee DAR School and is licensed by the Department of Social Services of South Carolina to care for up to 56 children. The program is the only licensed childcare facility in the community and provides childcare services for children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age. The childcare program is designed to meet the needs of the children in the community. This faith-based educational program, offers developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment.
The 2016 - 2019 State Project is the renovation of the basement area.
The DAR Service for Veterans Committee provides a tangible way for DAR members to say "thank you" by acknowledging and recognizing veterans service, sacrifice, and commitment to the preservation of our nation's freedom. The Sweeney administration is supporting Alpha Bravo Canine in their mission to provide trained service dogs to U. S. military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injurey (TBI), and other combat related disabilites.
The Pennsylvania Daughters have raised over $30,000 in support of Alpha Bravo Canine's mission; which will support the training of one dog for a veteran. Currently, funds are being raised for the training of a second dog.
The term "Real Daughter" is given to a daughter of a Revolutionary war soldier or patriot who joined the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. These 767 ladies, provided a living link to a cause for which the National Society is named. The NSDAR has compiled an online exhibition to celebrate their lives and accomplishments. Pennsylvania proudly celebrates its Real Daughters heritage. Honorary State Regent, Roberta (Bobbi) Patton McMullen, compiled a book on Pennsylvania's Real Daughters.
The Madonna of the Trail is a series of twelve statues honoring the spirit of pioneer women in the United States of America. Commissioned by the NSDAR and designed by sculptor August Leimbach. They are a symbol of the courage and faith of the women whose strength and love aided so greatly in settlement of the frontier. The statues feature a pioneer woman clasping a baby with her left arm while clutching a rifle with her right—her young son clings to her skirt. Crafted from algonite stone, each statue stands ten feet high and weighs five tons. With the base, the monuments stand 18 feet high.
The Pennsylvania Madonna was dedicated on December 8, 1928, and was the tenth in the series. Located in Beallsville, Pennsylvania, on Route 40, the Old National Trails Road, the Madonna is a source of pride for all Pennsylvania Daughters. Our Madonna of the Trail Chair and her committee raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of this treasured monument.