Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 30, 2018
Did you hear our exciting news? Our subscribers who follow our Facebook page did! American Spirit has received two 2018 APEX Awards: We received the Magazine Writing Award for the entire January/February 2018 issue and the Feature Writing Award for the “Wreaths Across America” feature in the November/December 2017 issue...
August 28, 2018
The DAR Museum’s second annual World’s Fair on Saturday, August 3 rd was a resounding success! Nearly 1,000 visitors joined us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more. You may be wondering … why host this event at the DAR Museum ? The event took inspiration from two turn-of-the-century World’s Fairs: the...
August 24, 2018
Today I am going to introduce you to the Corrections Team, also known as the Red Team , of the Genealogy Department here at DAR Headquarters. This group of specially-trained Genealogy Staff Members handles all requests that come in for corrections. These corrections include updating information for established Patriots in the...
August 22, 2018
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...
August 15, 2018
The newly renovated Museum Gallery is spacious, bright and modern, but what was the gallery like before these changes? How has the exhibition of the collection evolved over the years? While a collection of souvenirs of the Revolution was envisioned from the beginning of the organization, its permanent home has moved, grown, and improved. At first, items donated to the Society were kept in the...
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 ...

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