October 2016 Archives

October 31, 2016

We know Halloween is a time for candy and costumes, but historically it was a time to remember and honor the dead. What better way to remember and honor the dead than to learn about them through genealogy? Thousands are bewitched by genealogical research and studies have shown that just the act of pondering our ancestors and origins can enhance intellectual performance.

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October 27, 2016

October is American Archives Month, a time when archivists are encouraged to professionally advocate for their profession and explain the impact archives have on society. In case you missed it, the NSDAR Archives hosted a Facebook Live on the National Headquarters Facebook page... Read More

October 25, 2016

On October 7, years of research, collecting, and planning culminated in the opening of the DAR Museum’s current exhibition, “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution”.  Curator Alden O’Brien, applied her considerable scholarly knowledge of the clothing, history, and society... Read More

October 20, 2016

With the DAR School Tour offered only once during each administration, I felt it was an opportunity not to pass up!  The first hand knowledge of the DAR schools is invaluable for our members, especially us way out west in Wyoming, who only hear snippets of each school’s mission.  I am very honored to be asked by Mrs. Dillon to write this blog from a first timer’s prospective... Read More

October 19, 2016

What an honor to be invited to write a guest blog for the Daughters of the American Revolution!   I’ve long been an admirer of the DAR for its work preserving the memory of the Revolution and encouraging people from all walks of life to learn about and uphold the lessons of the founding.  And I loved taking my young daughter and her friends to the DAR Museum when I was on staff at Mount Vernon... Read More

October 18, 2016

Immediately following the National Board of Management Meeting held on October 8, 75 members boarded two buses to begin the DAR School Tour. We boarded either the “Arrow” bus or the “Apple” bus, as we began the long trip southward to visit five of the six DAR Schools. This was an extra special trip as many of the attendees had never visited a DAR School before. Members were excited as we began... Read More

October 17, 2016

Last week DAR members across the country celebrated the National DAR Day of Service by participating in a variety of volunteer activities in their local communities in honor of the anniversary of our founding. Members organized a myriad of service projects throughout the country and I was so excited to see many of your activities shared on social media.

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October 15, 2016

The DAR School Tour crossed into North Carolina Thursday climbing into the mountains known as the “High South” a derivative of the original name the Southern Highlands. 

That evening the North Carolina Daughters entertained our distinguished visitors with a tour of Asheville’s famous Biltmore House followed by a delicious dinner and entertainment at the Lioncrest Restaurant located on... Read More

October 14, 2016

How exciting it is to be a part of the DAR School Tour!  And how honored we were to have President General Ann Turner Dillon, DAR School Chair Peggy Troxell, the National Board of Management, and all the others on the tour to visit Tamassee, the Place of the Sunlight of God!  Tamassee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been serving children for 97 years.  South... Read More

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... Read More

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