February 2019 Archives

February 25, 2019

Serving as Curator General for the National Society while “Moving Forward In Service to America,” I have enjoyed many opportunities to utilize photography to capture so many memorable events!  Since it has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I want to share just a few of the thousands of “snapshots” of the past three years.

Our beautiful new... Read More

February 21, 2019

The exciting, visible part of the DAR Museum's new Study Gallery and Main Exhibit Gallery has been revealed, but there is another aspect to the newly remodeled museum space that excites the museum staff and keeps us busy: the hidden and not-so-hidden storage spaces. When we were planning the new galleries, we were very conscious of the need for storage... Read More

February 19, 2019

The Office of the Reporter General has been “Moving Forward in Service to America” as your Office of Committees. These three years have flown by, especially while we have tackled the work of our society, made new friends and had fun. I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with the Dillon... Read More

February 14, 2019

The Americana Collection is home to hundreds of documents concerning family life in America before 1830. The collection includes marriage licenses, legal agreements, last wills and testaments, and family correspondence. Societal changes that occurred in America during the 1700s impacted ideas and customs surrounding courtship and marriage.

At... Read More

February 13, 2019

The Sustaining Supporter Monthly Giving program is almost 5 years old!  In July 2014, the program started with 600 Sustainers. Today, more than 4,300 Supporters have discovered this simple solution to helping the National Society give back to our nation through the many funds and needs of the organization.  In this last year alone, more than 1,000 people have joined the program. I offer you a... Read More

February 7, 2019

The DAR Library has been busy planning the 2019 Library Lecture season. We will start the lectures off with a bang on February 16, when Andrew Boisvert will discuss the extraordinary life of one of the first African-American physicians in the United States, Dr. Daniel Laing, in a lecture... Read More

February 4, 2019

At the beginning of this Administration I asked each of the Executive Officers and National Parliamentarian to write a blog post to introduce themselves to the membership and share a bit about what their role would be. As we are nearing the end of the Administration, I’ve asked them to reflect on their favorite experiences and memories over the past three years. First up will be the National... Read More

February 1, 2019

The United States Semiquincentennial Commission, established in July 2016, is tasked with facilitating nationwide plans to observe our nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Over the next eight years, this body will play a central role in shaping the anniversary narrative on a national level. Eight members of Congress, 16 private citizens and 9 federal officials, including the... Read More

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