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February 16, 2017
Documentation is such an important aspect of obtaining DAR membership, and many older records required for admission into the organization may be difficult to read, require extensive preservation or may even be lost or missing. With that in mind, the January/February 2017 issue of American Spirit features stories that spotlight the importance of historical documents and resources and also...
February 15, 2017
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War One.  DAR is proud to be a Partner Organization with the United States World War One Centennial Commission. In conjunction with the partnership, commemorations of this critical time in United States’ history and the role the DAR played in the war relief...
February 14, 2017
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting with a delegation from the Spanish Embassy to get acquainted and to reaffirm the mutual appreciation we have for one another’s ongoing support and recognition.  Many of us are familiar with the assistance given to the new Republic by...
February 10, 2017
Here in Washington, we are excited to welcome a new neighbor. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened its doors in September 2016 and visitation has surpassed the wildest dreams of even the architects of the new building. So many people want to visit the building can’t hold them all and timed tickets continue to be the best way to ensure you get in - even now...
February 8, 2017
I imagine many of you are eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia in April. We have been staying in close touch with our partners at the Museum and I’m excited to tell you that the large Siege of Yorktown (1781) painting installation that DAR helped to support is now up! We were pleased to provide a grant to underwrite the majority of the...
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 will also be...
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 speakers and new...
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 city...
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 2013...
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 to enter...

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