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January 2014 Archives

January 29, 2014

As much of the country suffers from the cold, wet winter, I thought you might enjoy seeing how our beautiful Headquarters looks with a dusting of snow.  It was 14° when I drove to work and took these photos but our cleaning crew was already shoveling the sidewalks for the safety of pedestrians.

Being from Houston, I am more enthusiastic about the snow than many of those who have long... Read More

January 27, 2014

I am so thrilled to announce that 2013 was yet another record year for new member applications at DAR. During this past year DAR approved 13,906 applications, which is more than any other year in the Society’s 123 year history! For more information about the record number of new members in 2013, click here to view the press... Read More

January 17, 2014

Every time I look at the Celebrate America! ticker on the Members’ Website I am amazed and so proud of the dedication that DAR members have demonstrated through meaningful  community service. We encouraged you to provide 1 million hours of service in 2013, and you responded by giving 2,865,489 AND STILL COUNTING! Thank you so much for this outstanding... Read More

January 14, 2014
Tracy Robinson
Director of Archives and History, DAR Headquarters

The concept of the Americana Collection, which would house early-American manuscripts, emerged at the time of the commemoration of the DAR’s 50th anniversary in 1940.  No formal collection of such material existed at the National Society prior to that time; rather, documents were dispersed among the holdings of the DAR Library and the DAR Museum. The... Read More

January 2, 2014

With the new year come many exciting new developments for DAR! As many of you may recall me reporting to you after the October Board, the decision was made to begin accepting Y-DNA as supporting evidence for DAR applications and supplementals starting in 2014.

I am so pleased that this... Read More

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