Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

November 6, 2018
The DAR Museum is the home to more than 130 fascinating portraits. The lives and legacies of many Americans, both famous and not-so-famous are told through these likenesses. The earliest portrait dates to the 1750s while more recent ones are from the first decades of the 20th century. Works by well-known artists include John Singleton Copley, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, and Ralph E. W. Earl...
November 1, 2018
For three glorious days, four members of the DAR Headquarters Genealogy Department staff, including our Director, Sara Sukol, promoted DAR at the Federation of Genealogy Societies (FGS) Conference in Fort Wayne, IN. Three times each year at different genealogy conferences a few members of the genealogy staff set up a conference booth to promote the organization and our genealogical resources...
October 29, 2018
The Society of American Archivists promotes October as American Archives Month each year. This event gives archivists an opportunity to promote both the collections they work with and their profession. For the past few Octobers we have blogged about the NSDAR Archives , giving readers a glimpse at the treasures...
October 26, 2018
Kansas Daughters adopted the saying “When one door closes, open another”. Such was the case when the entrance to the Kansas Chapel through the DAR Museum gallery was permanently closed due to renovations for the President General’s Project. A dedicated entrance to the Kansas Chapel was created off the north hallway in the Administration Building leading into what is referred to as Stone Hall...
October 24, 2018
After a week of meetings and work at 1776 D Street, I was looking forward to a return visit to the beautiful state of New Hampshire and an opportunity to see Wendy Stanley Jones, State Regent, and the many Daughters I had met in 2017 when I visited Cathedral of the Pines. Wendy met the flight and we toured some historical sites giving me a new appreciation for the role New Hampshire had in the...
October 18, 2018
I have been to New York City and Niagara Falls, but the area of New York around Finger Lakes in the middle of the state is a beautiful agricultural region famous for wines and also where Women’s Suffrage began in nearby Seneca, NY. The New York Daughters made me feel welcome and at home by having me judge a “cookie contest.” Tough duty, but someone had to do it! - President General Ann Dillon The...
October 16, 2018
Throughout the month, and particularly on our 128th anniversary on October 11, DAR members across the country celebrated the National DAR Day of Service by participating in a variety of volunteer activities in their local communities in honor of the anniversary of our founding. Members organized a myriad of service projects throughout the country and I was so excited to see many of your...
October 12, 2018
One of the most common problems encountered when conducting genealogical research occurs when you can’t find a single document that clearly states the relationship between two people in your lineage. This type of problem might need to be resolved using Indirect Evidence. In very broad terms, for genealogists, evidence can be either direct, indirect, or negative [see Board for Certification of...
October 9, 2018
DAR was honored to be invited by the Spanish Embassy to attend the opening of the exhibit, Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support for the American Revolution , at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain here in Washington, D.C. Many people are not fully...
October 5, 2018
A visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon was a most memorable experience for the Executive Officers this past week. It began when our hostess, Jo Carol Porter, Chairman of the Life Guard Society of Mount Vernon, warmly welcomed us to the Quarters on the grounds of Mount Vernon for an overnight stay. It was an extreme privilege to enjoy the private amenities of the Mount Vernon Ladies...

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