January 2017 Archives

January 30, 2017

Genealogy 101

Genealogy 101 is back in 2017 with eight presentations planned on a variety of topics, from researching your female ancestors to using civil war pensions.  While those who attend the programs in person will have the advantage of asking questions and drawing on the knowledge and expertise of the presenting NSDAR staff genealogist, each presentation... Read More

January 27, 2017

The DAR Museum is getting excited about the upcoming symposium, An Agreeable Symposium, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Based on the current and popular costume exhibit, “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution, the day promises to be one filled with engaging... Read More

January 25, 2017

I arrived in our Nation’s Capital during the historic weekend surrounding the activities of the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. Given the close proximity of our DAR Headquarters Building to the White House and National Mall, some members have inquired about our building after seeing photos and reports of participants of the March leaving their signs around the... Read More

January 19, 2017

For the fourth United States Presidential Inauguration in a row, the Inaugural Committee has requested the use of the historic DAR eagle lectern for the Inaugural Luncheon. This luncheon will be held in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol immediately following the oath of office ceremony. The DAR lectern was borrowed for this same luncheon for both of President Barack Obama’s Inaugurations in... Read More

January 17, 2017

Every time I look at the Service to America ticker on the DAR Website I am amazed and so proud of the dedication that DAR members have demonstrated through meaningful community service.

Many members are still entering their 2016 service activities in the Online Tally and I encourage all members... Read More

January 12, 2017

Following up on our post in May 2016 discussing methods the museum uses to store and preserve our historic collections, we thought we’d pass on even more advice to help you become more effective custodians of your family treasures.

Learn more about your treasure

Usually most of us have a vague... Read More

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