Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

September 27, 2019
Want a taste of Hawaii? This October the DAR Museum welcomes a traveling play called My Name is `Ōpūkaha`ia . It follows the life of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia, a young Hawaiian who came to the United States in 1808 for a promotional speaking tour. Henry became involved in gaining support for an international...
September 25, 2019
It is the highest honor to visit with Daughters across the country, absorbing their energy and sharing with them the goals of our new administration. September 19-21 found me doing just that while enjoying the 119 th State Conference of the Michigan Daughters in beautiful Lansing. And I do mean enjoying! These Great Lakes Daughters are both welcoming and inspiring. I wish that space allowed me to...
September 23, 2019
DAR Service for Veterans Committee has exciting news. NSDAR has officially become a Corporate Sponsor of Wreaths Across America (WAA). Our sponsorship is specifically meant to help fund the Wreaths Across America Education Trailer. What’s that, you didn’t know WAA has a Mobile Education Exhibit? Let’s begin with an overview of what Wreaths Across America is and what they do. WAA was founded 25...
September 20, 2019
Let’s Rise and Shine in Service to America! Meaningful community service has played a central role in DAR’s mission since our Society’s founding in 1890. DAR Founder Eugenia Washington said, “We want a society founded on service.” The Service to America Committee is focused on demonstrating...
September 18, 2019
What a special day it was yesterday as we celebrated Constitution Day, during Constitution Week, in Constitution Hall welcoming 1,001 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The DAR teamed up with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to host this special naturalization ceremony. While DAR Headquarters has been host to a number of USCIS naturalization...
September 17, 2019
We the people are celebrating the 232 nd year of the United States Constitution this week. The Constitution’s 4,440 words were framed (written) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787 by the six founding fathers; George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton, for a population of four million. It is heartwarming to know that in its original...
September 12, 2019
Your DAR Genealogy Team was excited that the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2019 National Conference was held right here in Washington, D.C., this year! As far as we know, none of the large genealogy conferences have ever been held in the District, so this was a great opportunity for DAR to send several of our newest...
September 9, 2019
I am honored to be appointed Parliamentarian for the VanBuren Administration. I love parliamentary procedure, and I love DAR! I am a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and I serve as a consultant to the President General and Executive Committee. We serve as a team for fair and impartial decision making; protecting individual rights; and working for the good of the Society. I wish my older...
September 5, 2019
What an incredible honor to be a part of the VanBuren “Rise and Shine” Administration. Just the sound of our theme encourages enthusiasm and dedication to DAR. The women I serve with on this Executive Committee are talented, educated and have many years of experience that will surely lead us to shine brightly toward America’s 250 th anniversary. The Office of the Reporter General is responsible...
September 4, 2019
I am thrilled beyond measure to share that thanks to the high rate of DAR Application submissions and approvals, we now project by October to surpass ONE MILLION total members who have joined DAR since our founding. In anticipation of this momentous milestone, we today officially launch our exciting DAR Million...

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