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October 11, 2016

When the DAR School Tour buses arrived at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School on Monday morning we were greeted by the entire student body of the school, as well as many Alabama Daughters lining the parking area and bearing signs!   After a program on the National Parks by the KDS JAC Club, the school held a special dedication ceremony for the newly rebuilt ball fields. KDS and the Alabama Society... Read More

October 10, 2016

The first stop on the DAR School Tour led by President General Ann T. Dillon and DAR School National Chair Peggy C. Troxell was Hindman Settlement School. Daughters from many states converged in Eastern Kentucky to experience Appalachian hospitality and learn about the programs at this DAR Approved school. Sunday’s tour began with a Chapel Service followed by a traditional Appalachian lunch,... Read More

October 8, 2016

Seventy-five members will board two buses today to depart for a week of travel to Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and states in between.  I wish you could all be with us, but you can follow along on the DAR School Tour Facebook group here: ... Read More

October 7, 2016

DAR Headquarters was busy this week with the October Executive Committee Meetings, the National Chair Forum, a service project, training workshops and we will end the week with a meeting of the National Board of Management tomorrow morning.  We accomplished a lot and you will be hearing about some of our exciting decisions in the near future.  October Board Week is always a significant event... Read More

October 4, 2016

First time events are always exciting and my visit to North Dakota was exceptional.  A small western state was the perfect place to begin my state conference visits.   The Daughters were welcoming, generous and very kind.  I cannot thank them enough for their hospitality.  The enormous basket of North Dakota items was like Christmas when it arrived at my home.  Bill and I had such fun... Read More

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

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