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December 13, 2018

The updated versions of the Genealogical Education Program (GEP) have been released! The GEP is comprised of three courses: Course 1 – Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications; Course 2 – Applying Genealogy Research Techniques to DAR Applications; and Course 3 – Advanced... Read More

December 11, 2018

This year’s DAR Museum Christmas exhibit is centered on your favorite Christmas songs. “Songs of Christmas Past” pairs eight popular carols with a period room from the same decade that gave birth to the song. It examines the link between the two: what does the song tell us about how Christmas... Read More

December 6, 2018

The official DAR Continental Congress hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington, has officially updated their online reservation system. We appreciate everyone’s patience, as this upgrade delayed the date the DAR was able to open the reservation process at the Grand Hyatt for 128th Continental Congress reservations. The general attendee block of rooms for Congress is set to open next week: ... Read More

December 5, 2018

I am so disappointed that we have had to cancel this evening’s DAR Christmas Open House. The Executive Officers and I were looking forward to welcoming all of you to our beautiful DAR Headquarters to celebrate the holiday season. Since today was declared a National Day of Mourning/Federal Holiday in honor of the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, we thought... Read More

December 4, 2018

With the threat of rain and wind on the east coast, I was surprised to see clear skies and a blue ocean as the plane descended to Providence, Rhode Island for my visit to this beautiful state. I was struck by its vast 400 miles of coastline as we descended along the Narragansett Bay. However, the clear weather did not last long as the next morning ushered in a “Nor’easter.” According to the... Read More

November 28, 2018

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the guns of WWI became silent. In our Nation’s capital, the WWI Centennial Commission held a weeklong commemoration of the end of the War to End All Wars, with individual programs at Pershing Park paying tribute to the home front; and to the women, Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos who... Read More

November 25, 2018

This #GivingTuesday we have an opportunity to help the DAR Museum secure a rare 18th-century American Sampler, made by a little girl born in the midst of America’s fight for Independence.

One of eight children, Maria Antonia Hill was... Read More

November 20, 2018

The American Revolution in the Caribbean Cruise came to its conclusion in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 10th. Many DAR members and HODARS enjoyed our last breakfast very early in the morning, so we could gather together one last time. Our week included delicious food, many events, interesting tours and educational lectures. The cruise ship offered many amenities, so... Read More

November 19, 2018

Friday morning found us sailing on the open seas.  Our fabulous cruise through the south Caribbean was winding down.   With no destinations to explore,   we were free to explore our home on the water, the Summit.

Special tours of usually off-limit areas of the ship were offered to passengers on our sailing day.   Passengers could visit the engine room, galley, or navigation deck.   The... Read More

November 18, 2018

It was another gorgeously warm day under the Caribbean sun as DAR members eagerly disembarked to begin our excursion into historic Bridgetown, Barbados to get a taste of the city and a special glance back into history.

This delightful island was uninhabited when the British arrived in 1628, but it now boasts a population of nearly 100,000.

As we traveled from the port to our... Read More

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