Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

April 5, 2019
As these three years wind to a close, serving as your Treasurer General during the Dillon Administration has been an honor and a privilege. Visiting your state conferences and workshops was such fun. Thank you for allowing me to present my workshop “Keep Calm and Carry the One.” The duty to manage and protect property and/or money of our chapters and societies applies not only to the treasurer...
April 3, 2019
Plans to arrive early at the Virginia State Conference, Judith Surber State Regent, rapidly deteriorated as a spring blizzard caused cancelled and delayed flights for two days. Finally I drove from Northern Virginia after a late night flight created an overnight opportunity. Arriving in time for a morning workshop, the welcome of the Virginia Daughters made me soon forget the hassles of travel...
March 26, 2019
It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as Registrar General in the Dillon Administration. I have enjoyed working with the chapter registrars as they endeavored to move forward in service to DAR by expanding their chapter membership numbers. Many thanks to all of you for your support and friendship. It is very much appreciated. It was very exciting in April of 2018 to welcome the new...
March 21, 2019
The DAR Museum’s new exhibit is open! “ A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts ” will be open in our main gallery through December 31, 2019. The exhibit explores how women in the 19 th century created quilts that reflected their makers’ involvement in the world around them. Today’s culture makes it...
March 19, 2019
Historic Preservation – Those objects, manuscripts, letters that tell the story of our society and what it stands for and what those resilient women of history endured. The Historian Generals office is entrusted with the safe keeping of these awesome records of history. Where does one begin to express the joy it has been to serve as your Historian General? During these last three years we have...
March 15, 2019
I was excited to be one of the three DAR genealogists to be representing DAR Headquarters at the RootsTech 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Simply walking into the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City was intimidating, it is humongous. Early on Wednesday, setup in the exhibit hall was just beginning. Mini...
March 13, 2019
DAR takes pride in its beautiful National Headquarters located in Washington, DC. When turning the pages through history, a theme that emerges time and time again is the restoration and maintenance of these historic buildings as they age. In the mid-2000s a survey was conducted that identified several large construction projects, some of which were deemed critical, that needed to be completed...
March 6, 2019
Collecting and preserving records has been my passion in life. As Librarian General, I have had an opportunity to indulge my passion. Marriage, birth, death, Bible records, or any record that shines a light on the past is important to the DAR Library . The role of the Library is to be a fundamental part of helping women join the DAR. The growth of...
February 25, 2019
Serving as Curator General for the National Society while “Moving Forward In Service to America,” I have enjoyed many opportunities to utilize photography to capture so many memorable events! Since it has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I want to share just a few of the thousands of “snapshots” of the past three years. Our beautiful new ...
February 21, 2019
The exciting, visible part of the DAR Museum's new Study Gallery and Main Exhibit Gallery has been revealed, but there is another aspect to the newly remodeled museum space that excites the museum staff and keeps us busy: the hidden and not-so-hidden storage spaces. When we were planning the new galleries, we were very conscious of the need for storage...

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