October 2018 Archives

October 29, 2018

The Society of American Archivists promotes October as American Archives Month each year. This event gives archivists an opportunity to promote both the collections they work with and their profession. For the past few Octobers we have blogged about the NSDAR Archives, giving readers a glimpse at the... Read More

October 26, 2018

Kansas Daughters adopted the saying “When one door closes, open another”.  Such was the case when the entrance to the Kansas Chapel through the DAR Museum gallery was permanently closed due to renovations for the President General’s Project.  A dedicated entrance to the Kansas Chapel was created off the north hallway in the Administration Building leading into what is referred to as Stone Hall... Read More

October 24, 2018

After a week of meetings and work at 1776 D Street, I was looking forward to a return visit to the beautiful state of New Hampshire and an opportunity to see Wendy Stanley Jones, State Regent, and the many Daughters I had met in 2017 when I visited Cathedral of the Pines. Wendy met the flight and we toured some historical sites giving me a new appreciation for the role New Hampshire had in the... Read More

October 18, 2018

I have been to New York City and Niagara Falls, but the area of New York around Finger Lakes in the middle of the state is a beautiful agricultural region famous for wines and also where Women’s Suffrage began in nearby Seneca, NY. The New York Daughters made me feel welcome and at home by having me judge a “cookie contest.” Tough duty, but someone had to do it!

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October 16, 2018

Throughout the month, and particularly on our 128th anniversary on October 11, DAR members across the country celebrated the National DAR Day of Service by participating in a variety of volunteer activities in their local communities in honor of the anniversary of our founding. Members organized a myriad of service projects throughout the country and I was so excited to see many of your... Read More

October 12, 2018

One of the most common problems encountered when conducting genealogical research occurs when you can’t find a single document that clearly states the relationship between two people in your lineage.  This type of problem might need to be resolved using Indirect Evidence.

In very broad terms, for genealogists, evidence can be either direct, indirect, or negative [see Board for... Read More

October 9, 2018

DAR was honored to be invited by the Spanish Embassy to attend the opening of the exhibit, Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support for the American Revolution, at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain here in Washington, D.C.

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October 5, 2018

A visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon was a most memorable experience for the Executive  Officers this past week. It began when our hostess, Jo Carol Porter,  Chairman of the Life Guard Society of Mount Vernon, warmly welcomed us to the Quarters on the grounds of Mount Vernon for an overnight stay.  It was an extreme privilege to enjoy the private amenities of the Mount Vernon Ladies... Read More

October 4, 2018

When you think of Massachusetts, stretch your imagination beyond Boston, Concord, and Lexington. Sturbridge is in the central area of the state and is beautiful and rich in history as well. I flew into Hartford, Connecticut and had a scenic ride due north. It was a wonderful visit with the Massachusetts Daughters and I enjoyed learning about all their achievements and goals. State Regent,... Read More

October 2, 2018

Miss Hannah Bloomfield’s Receipt Book of Cookery has been in the collection of the DAR Museum since 1963. It was donated by Louise Kennard Haynes, a DAR Member. This manuscript recipe book was compiled by Bloomfield sometime before her marriage to General James Giles in 1784. Like many young women in the 18th and early 19th centuries Bloomfield recorded a list of... Read More

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