September 2016 Archives

September 29, 2016

Last week we were thrilled to host a celebration of our Constitution Hall lobby restoration with a special reception and photography exhibit by Linda Bruckheimer. Linda, a Kentucky DAR member and wife of film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer, showcased over 100 photographs around the perimeter of the lobby in her exhibit “Greetings from Roadside America: Wish you were here!” which was... Read More

September 22, 2016

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the premiere of NBC’s award-winning political drama The West Wing.  The program ran from 1999 to 2006 and scenes from the series primarily took place in the West Wing of the White House.  The plot revolved around the trials and tribulations of the fictional President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff. The West Wing filmed at DAR... Read More

September 20, 2016

When President James Monroe took residence in a freshly painted White House in 1817, barely three years had passed since the mansion was left a smoldering shell, a victim of the British in the War of 1812.  This gilded armchair is part of a fifty-three piece set Monroe ordered from the French ébeniste Pierre-Antoine Bellangé... Read More

September 14, 2016

As the leaves begin to turn and plans are being made for the term ahead, the Development Committee is honored to have the opportunity to serve the Dillon Administration, the National Society, State Societies and Chapters. As National Chair of the Development Committee, I am looking forward... Read More

September 12, 2016

September is Hispanic Heritage month and in honor of this, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the Spanish citizens who aided the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.

Spanish participation in the American Revolutionary War, although not well known, was widespread and important.  Even before a formal declaration of war against England, Spain was... Read More

September 9, 2016

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America... Read More

September 7, 2016

It’s exciting to share the inaugural edition of new blog installments that will regularly focus on the American Spirit magazine. This entry goes “behind-the-... Read More

September 2, 2016

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know more about your Executive Officers with their recent blog posts.    Members are often curious about how someone becomes an Executive Officer.    For many years it was also a mystery to me, but in general, as a member becomes more involved in the work of the National Society, she begins to be asked to take on more responsibilities and new leadership roles... Read More

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