December 2017 Archives

December 12, 2017

Electricity was introduced into homes in the late 1800s but it took decades before the electric appliances we take for granted were common.  A cultural shift needed to take place so that consumers, in this case women, would decide to buy an electric coffee percolator or chafing dish. Manufacturers began producing small cooking appliances as early as the 1890s anticipating an eager market;... Read More

December 7, 2017

The Genealogical Records Committee (GRC) has been in existence for more than one hundred years.  During that time, the committee has collected approximately 20,000 volumes containing original source records such as: court, baptismal, marriage, death, tax, probate and... Read More

December 5, 2017

NOTE: Please reference President General Ann Dillon’s message “A New Chapter in the Story of Revolutionary Heroine Margaret Corbin”

One Revolutionary War patriot who holds a special place in many DAR members’ hearts is Margaret Cochran Corbin – nicknamed by her contemporaries and known in... Read More

December 5, 2017

Of the many Revolutionary War patriots celebrated by the DAR, the story of Margaret Cochran Corbin is one in which the DAR has played a significant role in honoring her legacy and telling her story. The DAR has just learned that the story now has a new chapter. Following a construction disturbance at the Margaret Corbin gravesite at West Point, an extensive archeological and forensic study by... Read More

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