Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 13, 2018
The new renovations for the DAR Museum Gallery have split it into two parts: the main gallery (featuring an annually rotating exhibit) and the study gallery. The study gallery is an exciting addition that allows us to expand what we offer to the public. The Idea You are probably familiar with museum exhibits: they are built around a...
June 11, 2018
Following a routine flight (my favorite) from Denver to Minneapolis, I was surprised to be met by a very organized state regent, Faye Leach, along with other Minnesota Daughters. We stopped for lunch before heading to the conference hotel and it was great to have the rare opportunity to actually spend a few uninterrupted hours just getting to know one another. The rededication ceremonies of...
June 7, 2018
In May I had the pleasure of taking my first trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point and it was an honor to be at that historic site in order to celebrate a historic woman. For those of you unable to join us at the Margaret Corbin Rededication Ceremony , I wanted to share some of the...
June 5, 2018
As the sun rose over the Minnesota skyline, I boarded a plane for Indianapolis, Indiana to join Lois Huntington and the Indiana Daughters for their conference. Finding Martha Barnhart on hand to welcome me was very special and she became the temporary “page” to get me ready to arrive at the hotel and enter the Saturday luncheon without missing a step. The luncheon speaker’s expertise on the...
May 31, 2018
Every day I get to work with Daughters who want to put the National Society in their estate plans. They do this because they love the organization and what it stands for. It is such a pleasure to speak with them, because each person is passionate, energized, and committed to the mission of DAR. I am consistently encouraged by how many ways Daughters articulate the importance of DAR’s future...
May 29, 2018
Did you know that Spain contributed to the American Revolution? Have you ever panicked when a prospective member asked you for help with a Spanish patriot, and you had no idea where to start? Spanish Patriots of the American Revolution have many forms of service. Some possibilities include: Paying a donativo, or donation, to the Revolutionary Cause Donating cattle Recruits from the Canary Islands...
May 25, 2018
I flew to Milwaukee and arrived in a rainy drizzle. However, the welcome of the Wisconsin Daughters and Judy Mason, State Regent was warm and sunny. I was impressed by the many accomplishments noted in their reports. Teamwork makes a difference. Judy’s theme is “Together Everyone Achieves Mission”. From what I could tell they are making her theme a reality. Their togetherness was evident and they...
May 23, 2018
From the very inception of the DAR in 1890, Daughters have sought to honor those who came before them with the placement of markers and memorials. DAR members have placed thousands of markers at the gravesites of Revolutionary War soldiers, patriots, and their wives, daughters and Real Daughters. Page 19 of The First Report of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1890 to 1897, lists the first...
May 21, 2018
When I looked into travel arrangements from Ames, Iowa to Bloomington, Illinois, it appeared impossible to do within the short window of time available. Gloria Flathom, Illinois State Regent came to my rescue by arranging to have Mary Ostrom’s husband, Greg, fly to Iowa to bring me to her conference in record 2 hour time with no security delays at all! Mary is the Illinois Chair of Constitution...
May 17, 2018
It's a great feeling when things start coming together. Lately, that feeling has been permeating throughout the museum offices as the work on the museum's study gallery and main gallery nears its completion. Over the past few weeks, a lot of moving parts started coming together. Construction on the galleries has wrapped up. Gone are the days of drilling, jackhammering, and debris removing. Now...

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