Chartered October 10, 1896 ,our chapter is enjoying its 125th year of honoring our Patriot ancestors and serving the free nation that we enjoy.
The SAR is a lineage society; each member has documented a direct bloodline to an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. The Join SAR Page explains the process of becoming a member.
The Benjamin Franklin Chapter is named for the founding father who rose from humble roots to become a printer, scientist, statesman, diplomat, political theorist, abolitionist, philanthropist, guiding influence in the creation of the Declaration of Independence, and signer of the Constitution.
The Chapter is a 501(c)(3) which means you can make donations to us that are tax deductible.
125 Years of Service to Central Ohio
The Benjamin Franklin Chapter is part of the Ohio Society SAR and National Society SAR, and serves the City of Columbus and Central Ohio (including Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison and Licking Counties).
The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution is to perpetuate the
memory of those who, by their services and sacrifices during the war or
American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People. The
Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that
promotes the ideals of the War for Independence, the value of patriotism,
respect for American citizenship, and the concept of
e pluribus unum (from many one) made real by
people from many different backgrounds who formed a single nation.
It is through this purpose that we endeavor to:
- Unite and promote fellowship among their descendants
- Inspire them and the community at large with a greater reverence for the principles of our forefathers
- Encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents artifacts, and landmarks
- Mark the scenes of the Revolution with appropriate memorials
- Celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the Revolutionary period
- Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom
- Carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble to the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people View