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October 13, 2016
Although we aren’t vising Hillside School on the DAR School Tour, Mrs. Dillon has invited me to share information about the wonderful school with you today. Hillside School is located thirty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts in the town of Marlborough. The rural, wooded area surrounding the school provides opportunities for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and other outdoor pursuits, while nearby...
October 12, 2016
When the DAR School Tour Buses rolled onto Berry College’s 27,000-acre campus we were met at the gate by staff and students who served as our Tour Guides. First stop was the Cage Building which houses the indoor sports including an Olympic size pool. The beautiful castle-like buildings built by the hands of the students are a lasting testament to the will, work, and fortitude of Martha Berry,...
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 are...
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,...
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: ...
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...
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...
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 inspired...
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 Headquarters nine...
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 for...

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