January 12, 2017
Following up on our post in May 2016 discussing methods the museum uses to store and preserve our historic collections, we thought we’d pass on even more advice to help you become more effective custodians of your family treasures. Learn more about your treasure Usually most of us have a vague idea of how to care for an heirloom, or have heard some advice from one source or another on how to keep it in good condition. But it’s important to keep in mind that not every tip or bit of advice is right for you and your collection, so looking through multiple sources for information is a better way to avoid making mistakes or following the

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December 27, 2016
Even though our offices here at DAR Headquarters are closed this week for the holidays, we continue to work hard to ensure that all the positive momentum we have built in 2016 carries over into the New Year. We begin 2017 with one of our most essential projects of the year—making immediate repairs to our treasured Memorial Continental Hall and the beautiful Connecticut Board Room located within. These historic buildings suffered microscopic physical damage during the earthquake that struck Washington, D.C., in 2011. Over time with the extreme freezing and thawing associated with unpredictable Mid-Atlantic weather, this damage has intensified and now needs to be remediated immediately to

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December 23, 2016
The temperature outside hovers around 6 degrees, snow blankets the landscape, stockings are hung by the glowing fireplace and lights twinkle on the tree.  Christmas is near and because it is a good day to stay inside, I find myself reminiscing about Christmases past.  Life seemed so much simpler as a child.  The season was full of wonder and excitement.  Some of my memories are of visiting my grandparents’ farm and a fireplace in the room where I slept.  I woke up one Christmas to find a doll and high chair beside my bed as though Santa had remembered to visit me there.  My other grandparents lived in the house behind ours and the fragrance of baking and dinner preparations always greeted

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