May 2017 Archives

May 31, 2017

Again flying to Spokane, Washington for the Idaho State Conference, Rhonda Kren, State Regent, I enjoyed a serendipitous drive across western Washington to arrive in Lewiston, Idaho, the Territorial Capital of Idaho, and the Eastern most port city of the Pacific Ocean.  This is a city rich in the history of westward expansion, and the Lewis and Clark exploration.  Presenting 100% participation... Read More

May 25, 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... Read More

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... Read More

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.

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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... Read More

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... Read More

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. ... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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