Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

May 15, 2019
Anticipating my final two state visits, I boarded a plane in Denver headed for Pennsylvania’s state conference, Cyndy Sweeney, State Regent. It is always such a relief to be met in the baggage claim area by one of our young members dressed in white.Retrieving the luggage we began our trek to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. It is adjacent to Valley Forge so we drove through this tranquil park with...
May 9, 2019
This time last year, the DAR Museum wrapped up the renovations to the old museum gallery that created our new Study Gallery and Main Gallery. This winter, we took the time to look after another of our galleries, the Yochim Gallery. The lower level hall of Memorial Continental Hall was designated the Yochim Gallery in 1995. Named after past President General Marie Hirst Yochim, this space was...
May 6, 2019
Time flies when you are having fun, and I have certainly enjoyed serving as Recording Secretary General during the Dillon Administration. President General Ann Turner Dillon has been a gracious leader and an inspiration. By Moving Forward in Service to America , we have accomplished more than we imagined was possible in three short years. It has been interesting and rewarding to oversee the...
May 3, 2019
The early months of 2019 at DAR Constitution Hall have included a number of high-profile events, as well as some firsts for the now 90 year old venue. The February schedule included the hit true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder , which was the first podcast to hold a live event at the Hall. The fact that it sold out in less than a half hour suggests it will not be the last podcast...
May 1, 2019
Following a busy week of Executive Committee meetings, Ginger Trader, Historian General, and I met our “Uber Driver,” Don Trader. What should have been a two and a half hour drive with no traffic became a four and a half hour drive on a Friday afternoon. Now I understand what members mean when they talk about it taking so long to get “to the shore.” I thought Denver traffic was bad! - President...
April 29, 2019
Looking ahead to the last Continental Congress of the Dillon Administration, my heart is full of pride and emotion as I pause to reflect on the activities and accomplishments of the last three years. With the help and support of Daughters in chapters across this nation and around the world, we continued to Move Forward in Service to America and not only achieved our Administration goals but...
April 25, 2019
Following a week of work at the office I programmed Martinsburg, West Virginia into Google Maps and left the city in plenty of time for a relaxing drive through the historic countryside. I appreciated John Denver’s “Country Roads Take me Home” as I navigated the freeways through the mountains. While not the rugged peaks of Colorado, it was still nice to see vistas of scenery reminding me of home...
April 22, 2019
Thanks to a generous gift from Colorado Daughters, the DAR Library has embarked on an effort to identify and digitize genealogically relevant reports produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and 40s to be added to the Library’s digital resources. The WPA was a New Deal agency employing millions of people to carry out public works...
April 19, 2019
Rarely having the opportunity to drive or ride to a state conference, made the trip from Princeton to Bethesda, Maryland for the District of Columbia meeting a relaxing, pleasant trip. Jacqueline Leahy, a DC Daughter drove and we had no shortage of conversation. Several of State Regent Marcia Guzauskas’s guests commented on the many young professional women who are District Daughters. It was a...
April 18, 2019
On March 23, we welcomed over 400 guests to Memorial Continental Hall to celebrate important women in America’s history! Guests of all ages explored museum collections and participated in games and crafts related to the selected women. Budding scientists followed in the footsteps of botanist Ynes Mexia, a Mexican-American woman born in Washington, DC. Her work with plants prompted our visitors to...

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