August 2019 Archives

August 30, 2019

Today, we are excited to launch the online version of the DAR Museum's current exhibition, A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts. This exhibition explores ways in which women participated in... Read More

August 29, 2019

In 1904, Myrtle Hargrave Walkinshaw (Shupe), my grandmother, joined the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a Junior member, a recent graduate of Bucknell, and about to get married. Though there was no chapter near her after her marriage, she was extremely proud of her membership and shared with this granddaughter her love of DAR and American history.  Fast forward... Read More

August 28, 2019

Since departing the Oklahoma State Society’s annual summer workshop, two things have been stuck in my head: 1) that DAR members astound me with their passionate support of our mission, and 2) the song/lyrics of “Oklahoma” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name! The latter’s performance by the... Read More

August 27, 2019

It is exciting to share details of the new DAR Historic Preservation Grants – an opportunity for local organizations to receive support for history-related projects … and for the DAR to receive public relations benefit from partnerships benefiting  this core mission area.

Historic Preservation has been... Read More

August 26, 2019

Isn’t it thrilling to know that you are “one in a million?” I am delighted by how many of you share my excitement for the upcoming DAR Million Members Celebration (as announced in an earlier blog on August 16).  Have you checked out some of the great... Read More

August 22, 2019

As we Rise and Shine for America, I am honored and thrilled to serve the VanBuren Administration as an Executive Officer of our National Society.

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed hearing the stories of others. Growing up in a small New England town where my paternal grandparents lived, family gatherings always included stories, photos, artifacts and time for... Read More

August 21, 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens when an item in the DAR Museum collection needs to be repaired?   Important considerations for repairs include deciding what kinds of conservation treatments help preserve an object and which areas can, or should, be fixed.  In general, these actions do not attempt to make something look like new, but seek to arrest... Read More

August 19, 2019

Hello, come join me on a short journey of my life culminating in the present moment, as I have the honor and pleasure of serving the VanBuren Administration as Registrar General.  I am Patsy (Pat) Miller McFall.  Of course, I started out as Patsy Miller, born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma.  I am the first member of my family to become a member of the Daughters of the American... Read More

August 16, 2019

As if being a member of the world’s premiere patriotic women’s service organization were not enough (!), brace yourself: DAR is teetering on the edge of a thrilling milestone and we want YOU to be a part of the celebration! Sometime during the coming weeks, our National Society will welcome our one millionth member since the founding of the National Society in 1890. It’s an amazing testament... Read More

August 15, 2019

Greetings Daughters!  I am honored to be serving our National Society during the VanBuren Administration as your Treasurer General. 

If you had told me in 1993 when I became a member as a Junior that I would be serving our Society on the Executive Committee, I may have laughed at you.  I joined our wonderful Society in 1991 because I received a phone call from my father -- a retired... Read More

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