The SAR Foundation was established in 2000 as the fundraising arm of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Its first fundraising objective was to lead a capital campaign to build a new library and museum across the street from the National Society’s Headquarters in Louisville, KY. No sooner was this effort underway, the National Society came to the understanding that books and artifacts weren’t the only things requiring preservation, so was our precious American Heritage.
Historical illiteracy deprives students at every level from a basic knowledge and appreciation of our nation’s founding principles. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution responded by creating the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage to secure the blessings of liberty for future generations and ensure that our children learn the inestimable blessings of being an American. The SAR Center for Advancing America’s Heritage is headquartered in the historic Fulton-Conway Building in the heart of Downtown Louisville’s museum district. The SAR Center includes the SAR Genealogical Research Library that was completed in 2011.