Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

December 6, 2019
While I fully recognize that pride is one of the seven deadly sins (!), I simply cannot help but nearly burst with it as we welcomed 1,271 new members into membership in Today’s DAR on December 5. Not only do these women represent the future of our Society, they are a testament to the dedication of our Genealogy Department and our hard-working, devoted chapter registrars, AND part of an...
December 5, 2019
Decking the DAR halls takes months of advance planning, a dedicated Holiday Open House Vice Chair and many volunteer “elves.” The Chair of the DAR Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee is responsible for the outdoor decorations, including illumination and landscaping. Homestead Gardens of Davidsonville, Maryland, with whom negotiations began in the summer, is the company that...
December 2, 2019
We are finally here! Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday , when our focus will be the restoration of seats in DAR Constitution Hall, as we seek to have 1,000 of them adopted by the end of the year. I am exceptionally proud that thanks to a jumpstart by members of the Development Committee and many generous...
November 28, 2019
Somewhere between the much-anticipated arrival of loved ones and the last savory forkful of pumpkin pie, we will each invariably pause at some point on Thanksgiving Day to count our blessings. For many of us, we will be lucky enough to place robust health, good fortune and supportive family high on our lists. But this year, I ask you to also pause to reflect and to give thanks for the blessing of...
November 25, 2019
Have you ever wanted to search the DAR Americana Collection or images from the NSDAR Archives from the comfort of your home? Good news! We have been working behind the scenes to make this happen. We are delighted to report that we have also updated the DAR Department of Archives and History section of the DAR website in order to promote the helpful...
November 21, 2019
I am exceptionally grateful for the interest that so many of you have expressed in the exciting construction facet of the VanBuren President General’s Project, and I wanted to take an opportunity to provide you with a high-level overview on the massive undertaking. It has been my dream that we will complete a renovation that marries the highest standards in historic preservation with the...
November 19, 2019
During the holiday season, you may be stumped when thinking of the perfect gift for the people on your shopping list. Have you ever considered gifting our own American Spirit magazine ? American Spirit is a beautifully designed, award-winning publication that shares our National Society’s love of American history,...
November 14, 2019
Whodunnit? That’s what DAR Museum guests had to figure out at the October 24 event Get a Clue: A Murder Mystery Evening. Guests to this sold-out event became detectives to figure out the suspect, weapon, and room where the murder took place. The twist? The rooms were all period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall, and the weapons were museum objects...
November 11, 2019
November 11 is the day set aside on our national calendar to honor our veterans – a solemn pause from the rush of life to thank the men and women who have worn the uniform of our nation in order to protect our freedoms. I thank you for recognizing them – and I only wish that more Americans would also take the time to do the same. Like all of you, I am proud of a family history that stretches back...
November 6, 2019
It’s exciting to share that the Genealogy Department has created a series of short reference videos to aid in the preparation and submission of DAR Applications and Supplementals. These video clips are only 3-5 minutes long and cover a wide variety of topics. The goal is to provide information on how to resolve common issues...

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