August 2018 Archives

August 30, 2018

Did you hear our exciting news? Our subscribers who follow our Facebook page did! American Spirit has received two 2018 APEX Awards: We received the Magazine Writing Award for the entire January/February 2018 issue and the Feature Writing Award for the “Wreaths Across America” feature in the November/December... Read More

August 28, 2018

The DAR Museum’s second annual World’s Fair on Saturday, August 3rd was a resounding success! Nearly 1,000 visitors joined us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more.

You may be wonderingwhy host this event at the DAR Museum?

The event took inspiration from two turn-of-the-century World’s Fairs: the... Read More

August 24, 2018

Today I am going to introduce you to the Corrections Team, also known as the Red Team, of the Genealogy Department here at DAR Headquarters. This group of specially-trained Genealogy Staff Members handles all requests that come in for corrections. These corrections include updating... Read More

August 22, 2018

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... Read More

August 15, 2018

The newly renovated Museum Gallery is spacious, bright and modern, but what was the gallery like before these changes?  How has the exhibition of the collection evolved over the years?  While a collection of souvenirs of the Revolution was envisioned from the beginning of the organization, its permanent home has moved, grown, and improved.

At first, items donated to the Society were... Read More

August 8, 2018

The staff of the DAR Library are pleased to be able to promote education in librarianship and the preservation of historical records by offering internships each year to college students who are interested in pursuing a career in Library Science or Archival Studies.  These interns assist us with various special projects including processing and digitization of manuscript or textual files,... Read More

August 1, 2018

When walking through a room, few of us think about the floor unless it develops structural or cosmetic problems. Since its installation in 1999, the O’Byrne Gallery floor had seen better days . The old floor consisted of straight cut white oak, stained and veneered over plywood, commonly called laminate flooring. Its dark stain... Read More

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