June 2018 Archives

June 22, 2018

Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspiring. Recognizing these students and educators who are so passionate about history is always motivating. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it was clear why they were chosen as our national winners!

Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Junior, Erin Ann... Read More

June 21, 2018

Opening Night was such a captivating evening. Lynn Novick’s keynote remarks were so impactful and it was an honor to present her with the DAR Media and Entertainment Award for her incredible body of work. I was also pleased to recognize Paul Heinegg with the DAR History Award Medal for all of his research into the family histories of African Americans during the colonial period, compiling this... Read More

June 20, 2018

We officially begin the 127th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, Lynn Novick, discuss her work creating so many amazing documentaries. I am also excited for you all to join in the grand celebration of the... Read More

June 19, 2018

Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished.

If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. DAR... Read More

June 18, 2018

It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 127th Continental Congress.  I am so glad you are here, either in person, or staying on top of all the Congress happenings virtually.

This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to Headquarters and placing a wreath at the Daughter’s Tribute.  It was wonderful to... Read More

June 17, 2018

Congress week is finally here! Last week the Executive Officers met for our week of meetings, which was productive and filled with final preparations for Congress.  

Today the DAR Library is open to members from 9 am – 5 pm, which will give those in town early a great opportunity to work on research.  The Library gets more crowded during the week as people arrive and want to find that... Read More

June 15, 2018

We are just a few days away from the 127th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics.

June 13, 2018

The new renovations for the DAR Museum Gallery have split it into two parts: the main gallery (featuring an annually rotating exhibit) and the study gallery. The study gallery is an exciting addition that allows us to expand what we offer to the public.

The Idea

You are probably familiar with museum exhibits: they are built... Read More

June 11, 2018

Following a routine flight (my favorite) from Denver to Minneapolis, I was surprised to be met by a very organized state regent, Faye Leach, along with other Minnesota Daughters. We stopped for lunch before heading to the conference hotel and it was great to have the rare opportunity to actually spend a few uninterrupted hours just getting to know one another. The rededication ceremonies of... Read More

June 7, 2018

In May I had the pleasure of taking my first trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point and it was an honor to be at that historic site in order to celebrate a historic woman. For those of you unable to join us at the Margaret Corbin Rededication Ceremony, I wanted to share some of the... Read More

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