Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 26, 2017
It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 126 th Continental Congress. I am so glad you are here, either in person, or joining us virtually. This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to Headquarters and placing a wreath at the Daughter’s Tribute. It was great to see many in attendance at this memorial as we...
June 25, 2017
Today officially begins Congress week! Last week the Executives Officers met for our Board Week, which was productive and filled with last minute planning. However, we did take some time for fun. The District of Columbia Daughters invited us to join them and attend the Marine Barracks Friday Evening Parade. It was an inspiring display of music and patriotism. Today the DAR Library is open to...
June 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Americana Room’s new exhibit, Women of Resilience: DAR Service in World War I , opened on Monday, June 19, 2017. One hundred years ago, the United States of America entered World War I. Although President Woodrow Wilson’s administration maintained a neutral stance during the...
June 20, 2017
In order to best serve our members, prospective members and other genealogical researchers, the DAR Library has a strong focus on acquiring new books and materials to build our Collection of genealogical resources. One major source of these new resources is the donation of relevant books, serials, and other genealogical materials by our members and by the...
June 19, 2017
We are quickly approaching the 126th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics. Download the Congress App to your smartphone or tablet to...
June 16, 2017
June is a favorite month for weddings,—but neither the June wedding nor the white wedding dress is as longstanding a tradition as you may think. Of our thirty-five wedding dresses and dress fragments that are identified as bridal wear in the DAR Museum Collection, just sixteen are white; and only six of this group dates before 1880. Brides wore their best...
June 15, 2017
I am excited to announce that our new National Committee Video Presentations are now available to view here . Our National Chairs have been hard at work with our...
June 12, 2017
A very momentous Independence Day is less than a decade away! In July 2026, the nation will celebrate 250 years of democratic governance of the people, by the people and for the people. What that means is that the beloved country our ancestors fought to create, not knowing if it would endure, is on the cusp of celebrating a quarter millennium of self government and a society where ordinary...
June 9, 2017
Flight delays were the normal schedule following the region’s spring snowstorm. Departing late from Casper, WY for a Portland, OR destination, I was relieved to learn that the flight from Denver to Portland was also delayed. With a few minutes to spare, the connection was made and travel was uneventful until it was discovered that the luggage did not make the connection! Fortunately, by the...
June 7, 2017
A road trip with friends to the Wyoming State Conference, became anything but a leisurely, peaceful drive to Colorado’s northern neighbor when a spring snowstorm dumped wet slushy snow on the area. We left early, drove carefully and made it to Casper, Wyoming in plenty of time for the evening “Meet and Greet” event planned by Wyoming Daughters, Donna Weaver, State Regent. I have attended many of...

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