Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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...
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 the...
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...
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...
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...
February 1, 2019
The United States Semiquincentennial Commission, established in July 2016, is tasked with facilitating nationwide plans to observe our nation’s 250 th 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 Secretary of State,...
January 29, 2019
On January 22, 2019, an updated version of the PDF membership application form was made available on the Members’ Website. There was a members announcement about the update posted and chapter...
January 25, 2019
Delegates to the 127 th Continental Congress enthusiastically endorsed the DAR Pathway of the Patriots as another meaningful gift to the nation in preparation for our Nation’s Semiquincentennial celebration in 2026. This project affords DAR members, chapters, state societies and the public the opportunity to...
January 23, 2019
A few years ago, the DAR Archives was entrusted with a wonderful gift – the personal and professional papers of its 17th President General, Sarah Corbin Robert . The DAR President General from 1938 to 1941, Sarah Corbin Robert was the organization’s leader during an especially vibrant period in American...
January 18, 2019
This stunning table lamp is a recent addition to the DAR Museum collection. The famous Philadelphia lighting manufacturer Cornelius and Co. manufactured this between 1846 and 1851. It is made out of brass, marble and cut glass...

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