March 2016 Archives

March 30, 2016

My first state visit of 2016 began with a flight from Houston to Jackson, MS on February 17 for the 100th Mississippi State Conference, Billie Breedlove, State Regent.   Billie’s theme is “Mounting the Challenge, Soaring like Eagles Celebrating Education, Historic Preservation and Patriotism.”  The Society has owned a historic mansion,... Read More

March 28, 2016

Note: Kiera Nolan is a former Reference Librarian for the DAR Library.

I recently found the marriage abstract for my third great-grandparents, from 1850 in County Tipperary, Ireland, using FamilySearch.org at the DAR Library. I accessed FamilySearch.org through the DAR Library but it is also a free... Read More

March 24, 2016

While the current exhibit in the DAR Museum gallery is being enjoyed by our visitors, preparations for the next exhibit, opening in October, are well underway. ‘An Agreeable Tyrant’: Fashion after the American Revolution will display nearly fifty men’s and women’s ensembles (1780-1826) in over a dozen DAR Museum period rooms on all four floors... Read More

March 21, 2016

As part of the Winter fundraising program, the Office of Development recently sent a unique appeal in the mail. As with previous winter mailings requesting support for the NSDAR General Fund, this mailing included a “gift” offered for considering our request and in grateful anticipation of your... Read More

March 18, 2016

I am so excited to tell you a little bit about the new Educational Resources Committee today! We have been very active during the past few months getting organized and developing the tools that we will be using.  

This committee was established to electronically provide lesson plans focusing on America, its history,... Read More

March 16, 2016

The Constitution Hall Lobby Restoration is well underway and as the finishes are installed the final aesthetics of the space are beginning to be revealed.  The project was sequenced based on five “zones” of the lobby and work began at the northeast corner of the lobby that faces D Street.  Walking through the lobby almost every step in the process can be seen from the areas that are nearing... Read More

March 14, 2016

DAR’s letter writing campaign to establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ title is in full swing!  Members across the country are writing letters to military personnel to reach our goal of  10,000 letters to establish the world record “Most Letters to Military Personnel Collected in One Month.”   All letters need to be brought to Washington, D.C. to be collected and counted in June at DAR... Read More

March 10, 2016

It was a very proud moment when I learned that I was eligible to be a member of DAR. Having a tie to the beginning of our Nation gave me an even greater appreciation for the cherished traditions of duty, honor, country and patriotism that has been with me since childhood.  As I learned more about the extraordinary work and activities of the Daughters, met, and worked with many of you, my... Read More

March 8, 2016

As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time driving across Texas.  Let’s face it, everywhere you drive in Texas takes time. As a friend said “It’s miles and miles of miles and miles.”  Just in case you are planning a visit to the Lone Star State, I wanted to share a few of my favorite signs along the route.

One of the first major attractions driving from Houston to our ranch in Central... Read More

March 3, 2016

We are writing this blog post to share an exciting donation to the Americana Collection received from New Mexico DAR member Beatrice (Betty) Byrd. Ms. Byrd reached out to President General Lynn Young about donating manuscripts that have been in her family for many years and they are a welcome addition to the Americana Collection!

The... Read More

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