December 2017 Archives

December 29, 2017

With 2017 coming to an end, I thought it would be interesting to take look back at all DAR has accomplished this year. As I was putting together this list, it’s amazing to think that this is just what has been done on our National level, it doesn’t include all of the incredible work DAR members are doing in their states and chapters every day. DAR’s reach is truly nationwide. Take a look at... Read More

December 21, 2017

Back in October, the Connecticut Daughters had a unique opportunity to teach a new audience about today’s DAR, and it was such a successful event that the President General has asked me to write a blog post about the experience. I am so pleased to be able to tell you more about DAR being a part of the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival with our... Read More

December 19, 2017

DAR has honored the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering into World War One throughout 2017 and this commemoration will continue through the centennial celebration of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 2019. The NSDAR Archives has highlighted the DAR’s efforts during the war with the Women of... Read More

December 17, 2017

     As many of you may know, membership dues account for only 30% of the NSDAR operating budget, so giving to the National Society at year-end makes an enormous difference in our work. Annual donations to the President General’s Project, the... Read More

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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