Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

May 26, 2017
Arriving in Spokane, Washington just in time to miss lunch, I settled into my room, ate a salad thoughtfully provided by the Washington Daughters, Julie Pittmann, State Regent, then hurried to catch the last few reports of Chapter Regents at the noon event. I found the hotel’s red white and blue ceiling lights fascinating and the Washington Daughters emphasized the beautiful lighting with the...
May 24, 2017
Many members who come to Continental Congress bring research questions for themselves or to help other members or prospective members of their chapters. They hope to be able to use the resources in the DAR Library and the Seimes Technology Center to find the documentation needed to complete a...
May 23, 2017
After a few very busy days at home, I left Denver with cloudy, overcast skies preventing me the beautiful mountain vista flying into Bozeman, Montana. The State Regent, Jane Lee Hamman planned a wonderful conference and it was especially meaningful to see and visit long standing friends. Bozeman has many similarities to Denver, altitude, mountains and Western hospitality. - President General Ann...
May 19, 2017
The Office of the Historian General is very pleased to announce the gift of a valuable 18th-century document to the Americana Collection . A petition asking Brigadier General Henry Knox for an increase in salaries and daily provisions signed July 9, 1777, by 61 workers of Springfield Artillery, Springfield, Mass., was presented to the President General by...
May 17, 2017
Departing Salt Lake City early Saturday morning, I anticipated seeing friends in Colorado for the official visit to my home state. Friendship is certainly the reason most of us continue to be active and involved in the work of the DAR. We need to continue to establish those connections with the newest members and nurture the existing relationships. I was overwhelmed by the celebration Colorado...
May 15, 2017
One of a museum’s most important duties is caring for the objects in its collection. This involves ensuring they are stored in a safe environment, and are conserved if and when they need it. Museums are responsible for holding their collections in public trust for future generations. The primary goal of conservation is to stabilize an object to prevent it from deteriorating further. This allows...
May 12, 2017
Departing Philadelphia following the Museum of the American Revolution opening, my arrival in Salt Lake City was late in the evening. After a night’s rest I enjoyed touring the renovated Family History Research Library and exploring the first floor Discovery Center. I have many memories of scrolling through microfilm for hours on end trying to find a missing lineage connection. There is always...
May 10, 2017
Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day, the celebration of mothers everywhere. This special day is set aside to say "thank you for all that you do, for all that you've done, for shaping me into the person I am and the person I will become." As a service organization that has a lineage requirement, we are all keenly aware of our mothers and the other women in our lives that are or have been the very...
May 9, 2017
Following a week of Executive Committee meetings in Washington, DC, I departed Reagan Airport and had a brief stop in Denver before flying south to Albuquerque, NM for a wonderful visit with the New Mexico Daughters. Many members are not aware that New Mexico was the residence of patriot ancestors during the American Revolution. Soldiers stationed at the Persidio, in Santa Fe, voluntarily made...
May 4, 2017
Let’s think about a chapter meeting that members enjoy attending. Members want to attend a meeting where the people are friendly and welcoming. Do you ask a new member to sit with you and introduce her to your chapter friends? Does your chapter have a social hour? If it does, do you make an effort to visit with some of the members that you do not know well? If your chapter has a luncheon, do you...

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