August 2016 Archives

August 29, 2016

A new administration has begun and we are “Moving Forward in Service”!   The Dillon Administration is committed to service and established a new National Committee - Service to America, which is a continuation of the Celebrate America! committee.   Our Society will continue to move forward in meaningful community service that will impact those communities in which we live and work. ... Read More

August 25, 2016

For those of us who prepare, submit or review member applications and supplementals, the GRS is an indispensable tool that we use on a regular basis.  For those of you who may not be as familiar with the Genealogical Research System or GRS for short, it is a portal to a number of different DAR digitized databases created and maintained by DAR.  Three of these databases are the Ancestor... Read More

August 23, 2016

I would like to tell you a story, partially recorded in silk and wool threads stitched long ago.           

In 2007 the DAR Museum purchased a rare Iowa sampler – rare because samplers made west of the Mississippi seldom appear on the market. The accompanying packet of information from Amy Finkel, Philadelphia antique dealer, has taken me down... Read More

August 19, 2016

Today is National Aviation Day, a national observation that celebrates the development of aviation!  Established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday, this day encourages us to celebrate the achievements made by both men and women in the field of aviation.  For our inaugural Tales from the Archives blog, we would like to honor one particular... Read More

August 18, 2016

I’m often asked how or why I became a parliamentarian. My elevator speech/answer is that after I was elected and installed as state regent ten years ago I realized I didn’t really know as much as I needed to know about running a meeting using proper parliamentary procedure. I also reply that I like to color between the lines – meaning that I want to know the rules. I joined... Read More

August 16, 2016

What an exciting time for the National Society, as we embrace Moving Forward in Service to America! I am thrilled to serve with the Dillon Administration, as we have been challenged to participate in each of our communities sharing our talents to promote our objectives.

The responsibilities of the Reporter General include:

  • Coordinating DAR scholarship programs of... Read More
August 12, 2016

Serving as Curator General for the National Society is truly an honor for this life-long native of West Virginia! My responsibility as Curator General will be to oversee the working of the DAR Museum and the thirty-one period rooms.

I am “Barby,” with a “Y”! Why, because my Mother wanted it that way! My full, official name is Barbara Ann McDonald Frankenberry, and many of you know I... Read More

August 10, 2016

I am incredibly honored to be Moving Forward in Service to America with the Dillon Administration as the National Vice Chair, Commemorative Events Committee, for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

There was a great deal of unrest in our country during the years of the Vietnam War.  As a teenager I listened to the evening reports of the battles occurring, our young... Read More

August 8, 2016

The thread that binds one generation to the next is in the stories families tell. That is why I love libraries. Libraries hold the books that tell the stories. The collective memory of families is passed down in books when the oral history is flawed or has been altered over the years. That love of libraries became part of who I am. As an MLS librarian, I wanted to investigate the stories.... Read More

August 5, 2016

“A Town Too Big for One State”, the motto of Delmar, with one half of the town in Maryland and the other half in Delaware.  Growing up in this small town on the Delaware side, we played outside from sun up to sun down.  As a middle child with a brother six years older and a brother six years younger, I learned very quickly the value of a close family in a close community.  My father was a blue... Read More

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