Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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...
October 30, 2019
It’s all about YOU! While it was a thrill to surpass one million members since our founding at the beginning of this month, I hope that you continue to enjoy the DAR Million Members Celebration that honors all of...
October 24, 2019
As part of the recent restoration of the Memorial Continental Hall Banquet Hall at DAR Headquarters, we undertook a complete rebuilding of the roof terrace stairs. The roof terrace stairs have been part of the original design since Memorial Continental Hall opened in 1910...
October 22, 2019
The 2019 Sunshine School Tour rolled away from the NSDAR Administration building on Saturday, October 12, 2019, following the conclusion of the National Board of Management meeting. Nearly 80 Daughters joined President General Denise Doring VanBuren as she visited the five DAR Schools located in the southern states; however, the traveling party grew to nearly 200 with buses from California and...
October 16, 2019
As we “Shine the light” on our Patriots during the Rise and Shine VanBuren Administration, it was extremely fitting that on Friday, October 11, 2019, the NSDAR held a wreath laying ceremony honoring American naval hero, John Paul Jones. You can see a short video of the ceremony here . Over 140 Daughters and...
October 15, 2019
October brought the gathering of our National Board of Management, and I am pleased to share with you highlights of a very enjoyable week that included meetings of the Long Range Planning Commission, the Development and Finance committees, and the National Chairs’ Forum. It was the first chance to come together to explore the priorities and themes of our new administration, and I am grateful to...
October 14, 2019
During the month of October, DAR members across the country participated in the National DAR Day of Service, most notably, on Friday October 11 which marked our 129 th anniversary! The National DAR Day of Service provided members with the opportunity to celebrate our Society’s founding by participating in a variety of volunteer activities in their local communities. Members coordinated an array...
October 11, 2019
DAR is so very proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Mobile Education Exhibit for Wreaths Across America – and we were so pleased to welcome it to our National Headquarters this morning! The Mobile Education Exhibit is a 48-foot trailer that furthers the Wreaths...

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