Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

September 7, 2017
As summer winds down and families prepare for the new school year, DAR chapters are planning programs and Service to America community projects for the upcoming year. Our founders would be impressed with the number of community service hours we have already amassed this year. Chapters should...
September 6, 2017
[ UPDATED 9/12/17: Additional information to address Hurricane Harvey AND Hurricane Irma assistance ] Following the devastation from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, I have been communicating with appropriate people in affected areas as well as those in our NSDAR leadership to identify ways the...
September 5, 2017
Serving as President General has given me many unique opportunities, but the most recent is perhaps the most memorable. Monday of my scheduled August work week at National Headquarters included a visit to Constitution Hall to see the progress on the stage restoration. Nothing could have prepared me for the sight of scaffolding floor to ceiling, flag side to banner side. It appeared to be a stage...
September 1, 2017
Although the festivities of the 126 th Continental Congress may seem like just yesterday, with the end of summer approaching, we are already planning for the 127 th Continental Congress! The official dates for next year’s Congress are June 20 – 24, 2018 . Your Congress Chairs and our staff at DAR Headquarters are hard at work planning to make the 127 th Congress a fun and...
August 30, 2017
Watching the news coverage of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey has been heartbreaking. How does someone get through such devastation? Our thoughts and prayers are with the many DAR members living in the areas affected, as well as the millions of others who have had their lives upended by this tragedy. We have received many inquiries from concerned Daughters across the world expressing their...
August 29, 2017
DAR has set an ambitious membership goal of 250,000 by 2033 in celebration of the United States Semiquincentennial . This represents an addition of about 65,000 members, or an approximate 35-percent increase in total membership during the next 15 years. Difficult and ambitious? Yes, but achievable if chapters reach the goal of a 10-...
August 23, 2017
(The title is a quote by Hamlin Garland, 1893) On Saturday, August 12 th the DAR Museum successfully hosted its first World’s Fair event! The event took inspiration from turn-of-the-century World’s Fairs, particularly the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Nearly 1,000 visitors joined us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more. Why host...
August 14, 2017
Since Mrs. Dillon’s March blog , the restoration of the Connecticut Board room is complete. As everyone may recall the room was in pretty rough condition with failing plaster ornament, peeling paint and deteriorated woodwork. Over a four month period,...
August 1, 2017
The DAR Museum has been working on a project to enable the public to use the DAR website to find information about objects in the DAR Museum collection. This is a big task since the museum collection contains over 30,000 objects. We use a database to keep track of all the information that we know about the paintings, furniture, clothing, textiles and items made of ceramics, glass and silver that...
July 21, 2017
We often get questions from members and other researchers who want more information about records that they find in the DAR GRS. After the Ancestor tab that you can read about in Using the Ancestor Tab of the GRS ; the most commonly used tab of the GRS is the ...

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