May 2016 Archives

May 11, 2016

On April 14, 2016, I flew to St. Louis and drove a rental car 170 miles to Bloomington for the 120th Illinois State Conference, Sharon Crumbaker Frizzell, State Regent. The Illinois Society has 7600 members in 106 chapters and a large number attended the conference.  Sharon’s theme is “Be Yourself, Be Together, Be DAR” and not surprisingly, her emblem is the bee.  With a motto of “... Read More

May 10, 2016

During a visit to New Hampshire in August 2014 for the Cathedral of the Pines, we visited the American Independence Museum in Exeter. The museum consists of two buildings, the Folsom Tavern, where George Washington ate in 1789 and the Ladd-Gilman House, built in 1721 by prosperous Exeter merchants.   The home later became the state headquarters of... Read More

May 6, 2016

On March 17, I flew to Little Rock for the 108th Arkansas State Conference, Mary H. Deere, State Regent. Known for its natural beauty and abundance of natural wildlife, the area was incorporated into the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  It became Arkansas territory in 1819 and a state in 1836.

Mary’s theme is “Celebrate America, Be an Angel, Help a Vet” and... Read More

May 4, 2016

In February we announced that DAR is joining in support and partnering with the Museum of the American Revolution, a ground-breaking new museum set to open in 2017.

The Museum of the American Revolution’s mission is to bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and to inspire a deep appreciation of the... Read More

May 2, 2016

I arrived in Chicago on Saturday night, March 12, to join in the celebration of our first chapter’s 125th anniversary.  And what a celebration it was!  The Chicago Chapter’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and Afternoon Tea was held on Sunday afternoon at the Drake Hotel, site of many of the chapter’s special events.  I enjoyed a fabulous view from my room of Magnificent... Read More

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