Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 26, 2019
We officially begin the 128th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. I am looking forward to a performance by George Washington as he reflects on the founding of our Nation. How appropriate as we are just over a week away from Independence Day. I know many of you were excited to learn that we would be honoring Alex Trebek at this year’s Congress. You have likely heard...
June 25, 2019
Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished. If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. Our new DAR Library Director...
June 24, 2019
It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 128th Continental Congress. I am so glad you are here, either in person, or enjoying all of the Congress happenings virtually . This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to...
June 23, 2019
Congress week is finally here! Last week the Executive Officers met for our final week of meetings, which was productive and bittersweet as we tied up loose ends and made final preparations for Congress. Early this morning several executive officers and members of the National Board, along with Long Range Planning Commission members joined together at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to wash the...
June 21, 2019
I am so pleased to announce a new program and grant funding opportunity that DAR was able to initiate this spring thanks to an incredible bequest to the Society from a DAR member passionate about an important cause. Vivian’s Outreach to Women is a new program within the Women’s Issues Committee which is focused on providing support to homeless and indigent women veterans. Each year, DAR will...
June 20, 2019
After more than a year of research, conceptualization and design, we are excited to give a first look to our membership of the newly refreshed public-facing DAR logo today in anticipation of the official launch and celebration at DAR Continental Congress. The refreshed design honors the character and style of the original public facing logo introduced in 2002, while giving it an...
June 19, 2019
Recently, the Banquet Hall underwent a complete restoration to repair damage and make it more historically accurate to 1911 when it was first used for DAR luncheons and gatherings. The room is notable, not just for its dramatic architecture but for the fact that the decorative paneling, and the plaster and the mahogany furniture are all original. Over the years, peeling paint and old water damage...
June 14, 2019
We are just a few days away from the 128th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics. Download the Congress App to your smartphone...
June 13, 2019
In celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment, the NSDAR Archives is releasing a book as well as a special exhibit highlighting some of the DAR members who made an impact during this transformative era. The exhibit, Ordinary Equality: DAR Members and the Road to Women’s Suffrage, 1890-1920, will be on display in the Americana Room and the book by the same...
June 10, 2019
The Office of the Registrar General is pleased to announce that the revised Genealogy Guidelines are now available on the Members’ Section of the DAR Website. The revised Guidelines will now be in three separate documents: Part One: Guide For Chapter Registrars ;...

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