March 2018 Archives

March 21, 2018

March is Women’s History Month. This year it coincides with our ongoing commemoration of the World War I Centennial. Did you know the extent to which DAR members tirelessly worked on behalf of war relief both during and after the Great War?

With American men mobilized to fight, some American women took advantage of their first opportunity in American history to enlist in the armed... Read More

March 19, 2018

We are finalizing plans and counting down the days until the 127th Continental Congress! This year’s Congress will take place from June 20 – 24, 2018. The week will be full of important business meetings and social functions. Stay tuned on the Congress section of the Members’ Website and on the... Read More

March 16, 2018

Many of you may recall that in December we learned that the remains of Revolutionary War heroine Margaret Corbin are not buried in the West Point Cemetery as had been believed for the past 92 years following a DAR led effort to reinter her with full military honors at West Point in 1926. Following a... Read More

March 12, 2018

Leaving my winter coat in the car as my husband left me at the Denver International Airport did not concern me in the least as I headed to Manzanillo, Mexico for the annual Mexico State Conference, Linda Shiflett, State Regent. I was surprised to learn that many Daughters throughout the world annually escape the throes of winter weather to bask in the warm sun and surf with the Daughters in... Read More

March 9, 2018

The DAR Museum’s sampler collection has expanded its range!  When I became curator of needlework following the retirement of Olive Graffam just over a year ago, we had 76 New England works and 92 from the Mid-Atlantic states, but only twelve from the Midwest (mostly the Great Lakes states) and fifteen from Virginia and the rest of the Atlantic and Gulf... Read More

March 7, 2018

What a treat it was to be greeted at the Jackson, Mississippi airport by my friend Dot Ward. Dot and I not only served as State Regents together but we enjoyed being Vice Presidents General at the same time and were able to pick right up on our friendship as though many years had not passed since our last visit. It underscored my opinion that friendships are the fiber making our work... Read More

March 1, 2018

The DAR Library is constantly adding new books, materials and resources. With new additions to the Collections comes the need for reorganization of existing materials.  For those who haven’t been to the Library recently, there have been some exciting changes.  The additions of new equipment (computers and... Read More

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