Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

January 23, 2020
It is a joy for me to introduce an exciting new way to celebrate Our Patriots and raise awareness of the men and women who achieved American independence. We’re thrilled to launch our new DAR Book Club, which will feature nonfiction titles focused on the Colonial through the Federal periods. For the 2019–2020 year the following books have been selected: Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin...
January 21, 2020
The DAR Project Patriot Committee is the official committee of the National Society that supports the active duty military and their families. One of the main ways to help support the active duty deployed military is through sending care packages. Care packages may contain items such...
January 15, 2020
Mrs. VanBuren asked me to write a blog about America 250! Membership Task Force (MTF) . What should I say? I thought about all the great things we do and the wonderful volunteers that are part of the program. The volunteers are what makes this program work. So here is a little more about the America 250! MTF...
January 10, 2020
The DAR Museum is thrilled to announce one of the finest additions to its collection in the history of the National Society. Owned by the same family for more than 200 years, the magnificent desk and its companion bookcase delivered this week will soon be on display to the public for the first time since their creation sometime between 1755 and 1780. The...
January 3, 2020
Exciting progress continues to create The DAR Insignia Store to meet all of your insignia needs – while supporting the mission-driven work of our National Society. As you likely recall, voters to Continental Congress in June approved the initiative to establish The DAR Insignia Store , which will sell DAR insignia directly to members...
December 31, 2019
And just like that, another year of DAR accomplishment has come to a successful conclusion. Just imagine the hundreds of thousands of ways that DAR members around the world helped to fulfill our service organization’s relevant mission during 2019 – it’s inspiring to pause and reflect on the support that we collectively provided to students, veterans, armed forces personnel, new citizens,...
December 24, 2019
It is, indeed, the most wonderful time of year. With a grateful heart for all that you do for DAR, I wish you joy and peace as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season, warmed by memories and aglow with hope for a new year with limitless potential. As I reflect on the traditions of this festive time of year, I thought that I would share a few photos of Christmases past...
December 17, 2019
Wow! What an enjoyable and productive week of Executive meetings at our National Headquarters this week! A primary highlight, of course, was our 18 th annual DAR Christmas Open House , as we threw open wide the 17 th Street doors and invited more than 1,000 visitors into the beautiful Pennsylvania Foyer, which...
December 13, 2019
The DAR Museum has hosted a symposium on the theme of our museum gallery exhibit. This year, more than 100 quilt history experts and enthusiasts descended on NSDAR headquarters for a symposium held in conjunction with our current exhibit . In “ A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts...
December 10, 2019
Wherever you find DAR, you will find Daughters completing outstanding service projects on behalf of our mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. This year, thousands of Daughters commemorated the fifth annual National DAR Day of Service by volunteering in their local communities. Daughters prepared blessings bags for veterans, sent cards and care packages to active duty...

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