With the DAR School Tour offered only once during each administration, I felt it was an opportunity not to pass up! The first hand knowledge of the DAR schools is invaluable for our members, especially us way out west in Wyoming, who only hear snippets of each school’s mission. I am very honored to be asked by Mrs. Dillon to write this blog from a first timer’s prospective, and I’m proud to share my thoughts and observations about our journey.
This tour brought together ladies from all across the country that formed a caravan of two buses, the Apple and the Arrow buses, that traveled almost 1,700 miles in the seven day journey. The buses were filled with Executive Officers, National
What an honor to be invited to write a guest blog for the Daughters of the American Revolution! I’ve long been an admirer of the DAR for its work preserving the memory of the Revolution and encouraging people from all walks of life to learn about and uphold the lessons of the founding. And I loved taking my young daughter and her friends to the DAR Museum when I was on staff at Mount Vernon early in my career. We at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia are proud to be joining you in the important work of inspiring all Americans to understand the relevance of our nation’s founding.
Creating a new, national institution is a
Immediately following the National Board of Management Meeting held on October 8, 75 members boarded two buses to begin the DAR School Tour. We boarded either the “Arrow” bus or the “Apple” bus, as we began the long trip southward to visit five of the six DAR Schools. This was an extra special trip as many of the attendees had never visited a DAR School before. Members were excited as we began our trip to Bristol, Virginia, where we shared dinner together and held our first “DAR School Tour Lip-Syncing” event. It was amazing to see how talented our Daughters are.
Early the next morning, we were on our way to visit Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Kentucky. One of the special highlights
Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters
#TBT Today we celebrate the anniversary of an important date in the history of the Louisiana Purchase. On October 20th, 1803, the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with a vote of 24 to ...1 day 21 hours ago.
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