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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

December 27, 2016

Even though our offices here at DAR Headquarters are closed this week for the holidays, we continue to work hard to ensure that all the positive momentum we have built in 2016 carries over into the New Year.

We begin 2017 with one of our most essential projects of the year—making immediate repairs to our treasured Memorial Continental Hall and the beautiful Connecticut Board Room... Read More

December 23, 2016

The temperature outside hovers around 6 degrees, snow blankets the landscape, stockings are hung by the glowing fireplace and lights twinkle on the tree.  Christmas is near and because it is a good day to stay inside, I find myself reminiscing about Christmases past.  Life seemed so much simpler as a child.  The season was full of wonder and excitement.  Some of my memories are of visiting my... Read More

December 21, 2016

Holidays have special meanings for all of us, and for many, they are an opportunity to show others how much we care about them.

If you are reading this blog, you are likely engaged in the mission of the DAR and it is an important part of your life. Our respective paths in DAR are diverse, yet we all share relationships with special Daughters along the way who inspire us and enrich our... Read More

December 20, 2016

We are counting down the days until we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome a New Year. Reflecting on the past year, it has been one of many DAR successes. DAR members volunteered millions of hours of service as well as provided thousands of dollars to students through ... Read More

December 16, 2016

Season’s Greetings from the DAR! During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, have you ever stopped to ponder the beginnings of the Christmas card?

In England it was customary to send a Christmas or New Year’s letter of well wishes to friends and family.  During the late 1830s the complex postal system in the United Kingdom was reformed and simplified. 1840 saw the passage of the... Read More

December 12, 2016

Last week was very busy at DAR Headquarters with our December Executive Committee Meetings! This week was filled with festive holiday fun and of course a good deal of business and meetings. A lot was accomplished and we look forward to implementing some of the new ideas.

The week began with the wonderful United States Army Band concert, “American Holiday Festival,” in Constitution Hall... Read More

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