August 2017 Archives

August 30, 2017

Watching the news coverage of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey has been heartbreaking.  How does someone get through such devastation? Our thoughts and prayers are with the many DAR members living in the areas affected, as well as the millions of others who have had their lives upended by this tragedy.  

We have received many inquiries from concerned Daughters across the world... Read More

August 29, 2017

DAR has set an ambitious membership goal of 250,000 by 2033 in celebration of the United States Semiquincentennial. This represents an addition of about 65,000 members, or an approximate 35-percent increase in total membership during the next 15 years. Difficult and ambitious? Yes, but achievable if chapters reach the goal of a 10-... Read More

August 23, 2017

(The title is a quote by Hamlin Garland, 1893)

On Saturday, August 12th the DAR Museum successfully hosted its first World’s Fair event! The event took inspiration from turn-of-the-century World’s Fairs, particularly the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Nearly 1,000 visitors joined us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, scavenger hunts... Read More

August 14, 2017

Since Mrs. Dillon’s March blog, the restoration of the Connecticut Board room is complete. As everyone may recall the room was in pretty rough condition with failing plaster ornament, peeling paint and deteriorated woodwork. Over a four month period,... Read More

August 1, 2017

The DAR Museum has been working on a project to enable the public to use the DAR website to find information about objects in the DAR Museum collection.  This is a big task since the museum collection contains over 30,000 objects. We use a database to keep track of all the information that we know about the paintings, furniture, clothing, textiles and items made of ceramics, glass and silver... Read More

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