December 5, 2016
In Honolulu, final preparations are being made for the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on Wednesday. This event is significant in American History because the surprise early morning aerial attack on December 7, 1941 killed or wounded 3400+ American service personnel, sunk or damaged 8 battleships, and destroyed hundreds of planes at nearby bases. After “this Day of Infamy” as President Franklin Roosevelt called it, the then neutral US Congress declared war on Japan with only one dissenting vote, and several days later, on its Axis partners Germany and Italy. The 75th Anniversary of this event is especially poignant as it is likely to be the last commemoration to be attended

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November 30, 2016
If you visit DAR Headquarters between now and the end of April, you will see something new and different in some of the DAR Museum period rooms: mannequins! This year’s exhibit is installed in twelve period rooms on all four floors, instead of in the Museum Gallery, which will soon be under renovation. “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution” displays over fifty mannequins depicting men’s and women’s clothing in the first fifty years of our nation. The outfits are shown in rooms which correspond (more or less) to the period of the clothing depicted. The title quote comes

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November 28, 2016
Five years ago tomorrow #GivingTuesday was established as a global day of generosity, intended to encourage philanthropy at the beginning of the Holiday season. You may remember that last year many of you helped us fully restore the beautiful decorative plasterwork in Constitution Hall with your gifts to NSDAR on #GivingTuesday 2015. We share a deep affection for the DAR and our beautiful home at 1776 D Street. Today I would like to share another way to celebrate this special philanthropic day and benefit our Headquarters. Situated on the grounds of our city block of buildings is the Memorial Garden. Dedicated on April 18, 1962, the Memorial Garden was part of a three year landscaping

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