Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

March 19, 2019
Historic Preservation – Those objects, manuscripts, letters that tell the story of our society and what it stands for and what those resilient women of history endured. The Historian Generals office is entrusted with the safe keeping of these awesome records of history. Where does one begin to express the joy it has been to serve as your Historian General? During these last three years we have...
March 15, 2019
I was excited to be one of the three DAR genealogists to be representing DAR Headquarters at the RootsTech 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Simply walking into the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City was intimidating, it is humongous. Early on Wednesday, setup in the exhibit hall was just beginning. Mini...
March 13, 2019
DAR takes pride in its beautiful National Headquarters located in Washington, DC. When turning the pages through history, a theme that emerges time and time again is the restoration and maintenance of these historic buildings as they age. In the mid-2000s a survey was conducted that identified several large construction projects, some of which were deemed critical, that needed to be completed...
March 6, 2019
Collecting and preserving records has been my passion in life. As Librarian General, I have had an opportunity to indulge my passion. Marriage, birth, death, Bible records, or any record that shines a light on the past is important to the DAR Library . The role of the Library is to be a fundamental part of helping women join the DAR. The growth of...
February 25, 2019
Serving as Curator General for the National Society while “Moving Forward In Service to America,” I have enjoyed many opportunities to utilize photography to capture so many memorable events! Since it has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I want to share just a few of the thousands of “snapshots” of the past three years. Our beautiful new ...
February 21, 2019
The exciting, visible part of the DAR Museum's new Study Gallery and Main Exhibit Gallery has been revealed, but there is another aspect to the newly remodeled museum space that excites the museum staff and keeps us busy: the hidden and not-so-hidden storage spaces. When we were planning the new galleries, we were very conscious of the need for storage...
February 19, 2019
The Office of the Reporter General has been “Moving Forward in Service to America” as your Office of Committees. These three years have flown by, especially while we have tackled the work of our society, made new friends and had fun. I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with the Dillon...
February 14, 2019
The Americana Collection is home to hundreds of documents concerning family life in America before 1830. The collection includes marriage licenses, legal agreements, last wills and testaments, and family correspondence. Societal changes that occurred in America during the 1700s impacted ideas and customs surrounding courtship and marriage. At the...
February 13, 2019
The Sustaining Supporter Monthly Giving program is almost 5 years old! In July 2014, the program started with 600 Sustainers. Today, more than 4,300 Supporters have discovered this simple solution to helping the National Society give back to our nation through the many funds and needs of the organization. In this last year alone, more than 1,000 people have joined the program. I offer you a...
February 7, 2019
The DAR Library has been busy planning the 2019 Library Lecture season. We will start the lectures off with a bang on February 16, when Andrew Boisvert will discuss the extraordinary life of one of the first African-American physicians in the United States, Dr. Daniel Laing, in a lecture...

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