June 2017 Archives

June 20, 2017

In order to best serve our members, prospective members and other genealogical researchers, the DAR Library has a strong focus on acquiring new books and materials to build our Collection of genealogical resources.  One major source of these new resources is the donation of relevant books, serials, and other genealogical materials by our members and by... Read More

June 19, 2017

We are quickly approaching the 126th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics.

Download the Congress App to your smartphone or... Read More

June 16, 2017

June is a favorite month for weddings,—but neither the June wedding nor the white wedding dress is as longstanding a tradition as you may think. Of our thirty-five wedding dresses and dress fragments that are identified as bridal wear in the DAR Museum Collection, just sixteen are white; and only six of this group dates before 1880. Brides wore their... Read More

June 15, 2017

I am excited to announce that our new National Committee Video Presentations are now available to view here. Our National Chairs have been hard at work with our... Read More

June 12, 2017

A very momentous Independence Day is less than a decade away! In July 2026, the nation will celebrate 250 years of democratic governance of the people, by the people and for the people. What that means is that the beloved country our ancestors fought to create, not knowing if it would endure, is on the cusp of celebrating a quarter millennium of self government and a society where ordinary... Read More

June 9, 2017

Flight delays were the normal schedule following the region’s spring snowstorm.  Departing late from Casper, WY for a Portland, OR destination, I was relieved to learn that the flight from Denver to Portland was also delayed.  With a few minutes to spare, the connection was made and travel was uneventful until it was discovered that the luggage did not make the connection!  Fortunately, by the... Read More

June 7, 2017

A road trip with friends to the Wyoming State Conference, became anything but a leisurely, peaceful drive to Colorado’s northern neighbor when a spring snowstorm dumped wet slushy snow on the area.  We left early, drove carefully and made it to Casper, Wyoming in plenty of time for the evening “Meet and Greet” event planned by Wyoming Daughters, Donna Weaver, State Regent.  I have attended... Read More

June 2, 2017

Continuing with our commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering into World War One, this “Tales from the Archives” blog highlights one of the most notable projects the DAR undertook – supporting the children of France who had lost their fathers on account of the War.

With the country engulfed in the war abroad, Americans at home turned their attention to... Read More

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