Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

January 9, 2018
This fall, the DAR Museum has produced its first downloadable teacher resource, thanks to an internship sponsored by North Carolina State Society. Inspiring Change: Women’s Education in 19 th Century America is available online through the Museum’s Education page and through the...
January 4, 2018
The Patriot Records Project began in the fall of 2014 and will make finding and identifying Revolutionary War patriots in hard to search collections easier than ever. The project brings the exploits of the American patriots, who sacrificed so much, to life. We index the names...
December 29, 2017
With 2017 coming to an end, I thought it would be interesting to take look back at all DAR has accomplished this year. As I was putting together this list, it’s amazing to think that this is just what has been done on our National level, it doesn’t include all of the incredible work DAR members are doing in their states and chapters every day. DAR’s reach is truly nationwide. Take a look at this...
December 21, 2017
Back in October, the Connecticut Daughters had a unique opportunity to teach a new audience about today’s DAR, and it was such a successful event that the President General has asked me to write a blog post about the experience. I am so pleased to be able to tell you more about DAR being a part of the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival with our...
December 19, 2017
DAR has honored the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering into World War One throughout 2017 and this commemoration will continue through the centennial celebration of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 2019. The NSDAR Archives has highlighted the DAR’s efforts during the war with the Women of Resilience...
December 17, 2017
As many of you may know, membership dues account for only 30% of the NSDAR operating budget, so giving to the National Society at year-end makes an enormous difference in our work. Annual donations to the President General’s Project , the...
December 12, 2017
Electricity was introduced into homes in the late 1800s but it took decades before the electric appliances we take for granted were common. A cultural shift needed to take place so that consumers, in this case women, would decide to buy an electric coffee percolator or chafing dish. Manufacturers began producing small cooking appliances as early as the 1890s anticipating an eager market; however...
December 7, 2017
The Genealogical Records Committee (GRC) has been in existence for more than one hundred years. During that time, the committee has collected approximately 20,000 volumes containing original source records such as: court, baptismal, marriage, death, tax, probate and many...
December 5, 2017
NOTE: Please reference President General Ann Dillon’s message “A New Chapter in the Story of Revolutionary Heroine Margaret Corbin” One Revolutionary War patriot who holds a special place in many DAR members’ hearts is Margaret Cochran Corbin – nicknamed by her contemporaries and known in perpetuity as “...
December 5, 2017
Of the many Revolutionary War patriots celebrated by the DAR, the story of Margaret Cochran Corbin is one in which the DAR has played a significant role in honoring her legacy and telling her story. The DAR has just learned that the story now has a new chapter. Following a construction disturbance at the Margaret Corbin gravesite at West Point, an extensive archeological and forensic study by the...

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