Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 8, 2018
The staff of the DAR Library are pleased to be able to promote education in librarianship and the preservation of historical records by offering internships each year to college students who are interested in pursuing a career in Library Science or Archival Studies. These interns assist us with various special projects including processing and digitization of manuscript or textual files, creating...
August 1, 2018
When walking through a room, few of us think about the floor unless it develops structural or cosmetic problems. Since its installation in 1999, the O’Byrne Gallery floor had seen better days . The old floor consisted of straight cut white oak, stained and veneered over plywood, commonly called laminate flooring. Its dark stain...
July 27, 2018
The Dillon Administration looks forward to welcoming you onboard the Celebrity Summit, November 3-10, 2018 for a seven-day cruise as we sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Southern Caribbean islands. Ports of Call We will call in the ports of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados as well...
July 25, 2018
On June 22, 2018, American Battlefield Trust Chairman Jeff Rodek was honored to join nearly 2,000 DAR members during Service to America Night at their 127 th Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Trust’s work in preserving Revolutionary War battlefields and how DAR members can help. In addition, the chairman offered DAR members an exclusive, introductory...
July 17, 2018
At the 127 th Continental Congress, we presented our annual Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service to Vice Admiral Nora Tyson. The award presentation on National Defense Night provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on the unexpected developments over the past year that have extended ...
July 11, 2018
Just as NSDAR gave meaningful gifts to the Nation in celebration of the Bicentennial, today’s Daughters have an exciting opportunity to honor the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence as we prepare for the nation’s upcoming Semiquincentennial celebration . In addition to the generous gift of...
June 24, 2018
National Defense Night was such a moving ceremony. Our honorees were truly spectacular and it was so meaningful to hear their thoughtful remarks. National Defense Night is always one of my favorite evenings. I feel privileged to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem on the night we dedicate to honoring our nation’s military. In conjunction with presenting the Margaret...
June 23, 2018
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Service to America Night! It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and visit with so many of you. Each of the committees had festively decorated tables and great information to share with the members. Remember to take a look at their ...
June 22, 2018
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspiring. Recognizing these students and educators who are so passionate about history is always motivating. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it was clear why they were chosen as our national winners! Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Junior, Erin Ann Stoesz! The...
June 21, 2018
Opening Night was such a captivating evening. Lynn Novick’s keynote remarks were so impactful and it was an honor to present her with the DAR Media and Entertainment Award for her incredible body of work. I was also pleased to recognize Paul Heinegg with the DAR History Award Medal for all of his research into the family histories of African Americans during the colonial period, compiling this...

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