September 2017 Archives

September 29, 2017

Did you know that October is Family History Month?  Many DAR members are avid genealogy researchers and are focused on researching past generations of our ancestors.  Most people have to admit that even if they do not consider themselves to be “genealogists,” they have some desire to know about their past and their ancestors.  But, do you ever think about what you need to be doing to preserve... Read More

September 27, 2017

In August, the DAR Museum’s summer intern Maria Blasio and former intern Alison Polivka and I spent several days photographing dresses that range from 1830 to 1870. Many have been photographed when dressed for an exhibit, but others have only been taken on a hanger or lying flat on a table, so having them dressed on manikins was a big improvement. I’ll... Read More

September 25, 2017

By now many of you have received the 2018 DAR Wall Calendar, which is the feature of our... Read More

September 21, 2017

Did you hear our exciting news this past summer? DAR Magazine National Chair Jennifer Minus announced during the 126th Continental Congress that American Spirit magazine received two new APEX awards!  Our publication received the Grand Award for Feature Writing for the article “Long May She Wave:... Read More

September 19, 2017

I am so thrilled that the bank of Educational Resources lesson plans is growing! We have lesson plans covering a variety of topics and we are continuing to add new ones. Thank you to all the members who have contributed! Check out the Educational... Read More

September 18, 2017

I eagerly anticipated my trip to Oklahoma for their summer Workshop.  My husband was born in Oklahoma and had a grandfather in the 1889 land rush.  It always feels a bit like home when I travel to Colorado’s eastern neighbor.  State Regent Cindy Henderson had a great weekend planned and the chapters in Frontier District were gracious hostesses.  I hated to leave so soon, but Colorado had a... Read More

September 14, 2017

The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is the main pillar in the edifice of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty, which you so highly prize” ~George Washington, Farewell Address 1796

In Washington’s final address as President he... Read More

September 12, 2017

We continue to monitor the effects of the recent Hurricanes and subsequent Tropical Storms and communicate with State Regents regarding those in the affected areas. It has been devastating for so many of our fellow citizens and members, and we send our sincere prayers to all those affected by these tragedies so close on the heels of one another.

For those members looking to provide... Read More

September 11, 2017

Looking for an exciting service opportunity? The DAR Museum Docent Committee is seeking enthusiastic, welcoming individuals to join the DAR Museum docent program. DAR Museum docents offer tours of Memorial Continental Hall and the museum’s 31 period rooms (many docents are DAR members, but it is not a requirement). Every year, our docents provide tours... Read More

September 7, 2017

As summer winds down and families prepare for the new school year, DAR chapters are planning programs and Service to America community projects for the upcoming year.  Our founders would be impressed with the number of community service hours we have already amassed this year.  Chapters... Read More

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