June 2017 Archives

June 30, 2017

Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was so inspiring. It was also wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it is easy to see why they were our national winners! The NSDAR Book Award was presented to Washington's Immortals by... Read More

June 29, 2017

Opening Night was a truly interesting and captivating evening. Mr. Kranz gave amazing keynote remarks and it was an honor to present him with the Medal of Honor. What a wonderful way to begin the 126th Continental Congress. Our award winners were engaging and more than worthy of their awards, and their remarks were touching and meaningful.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little... Read More

June 28, 2017

I am eager to officially begin the 126th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, Eugene Kranz, discuss his experiences working at NASA for more than 30 years, and to recognize our other award winners. Tonight we will also be... Read More

June 27, 2017

Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished.

If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. Darryn... Read More

June 26, 2017

It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 126th Continental Congress.  I am so glad you are here, either in person, or joining us virtually.

This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to Headquarters and placing a wreath at the Daughter’s Tribute.  It was great to see many in attendance at this... Read More

June 25, 2017

Today officially begins Congress week! Last week the Executives Officers met for our Board Week, which was productive and filled with last minute planning.  However, we did take some time for fun.  The District of Columbia Daughters invited us to join them and attend the Marine Barracks Friday Evening Parade.  It was an inspiring display of music and patriotism.

Today the DAR Library is... Read More

June 23, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Americana Room’s new exhibit, Women of Resilience: DAR Service in World War I, opened on Monday, June 19, 2017.

One hundred years ago, the United States of America entered World War I. Although President Woodrow Wilson’s administration maintained a neutral... Read More

June 20, 2017

In order to best serve our members, prospective members and other genealogical researchers, the DAR Library has a strong focus on acquiring new books and materials to build our Collection of genealogical resources.  One major source of these new resources is the donation of relevant books, serials, and other genealogical materials by our members and by... Read More

June 19, 2017

We are quickly approaching the 126th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics.

Download the Congress App to your smartphone or... Read More

June 16, 2017

June is a favorite month for weddings,—but neither the June wedding nor the white wedding dress is as longstanding a tradition as you may think. Of our thirty-five wedding dresses and dress fragments that are identified as bridal wear in the DAR Museum Collection, just sixteen are white; and only six of this group dates before 1880. Brides wore their... Read More

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