Three Blogs

December 19, 2014
As we approach the Christmas holidays I would love to share some photos of the 13th annual DAR Christmas Open House. This is such a fun and festive event where we welcome the public into our National Headquarters for some holiday cheer and a bit of history. This year we had a fabulous turnout of more than 1,200 people! Headquarters is elegantly decorated for the holidays by the Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee members. The volunteers setup beautiful Christmas trees, garlands in the Library and poinsettias throughout the building. In addition, the DAR Museum decorates some of the...Read More
December 16, 2014
Have you ever wondered when Santa Claus came on the scene? How long Americans have used Christmas trees?  If you have, you won’t want to miss the DAR Museum’s special exhibit, Creating an American Christmas, which is up now through January 6th. The DAR Museum chose twelve of the period rooms to contain displays of Christmas throughout American history. Christmas traditions have changed over time, and the holiday was not always celebrated the way it is now. Most of the traditions we associate with this holiday come from the 1800s or later. Go to the...Read More
December 12, 2014
As always we had another full and productive Executive Board week at Headquarters. We covered quite a bit of important business, but we also found time for some fun and special events as well. I will tell you in more detail about some of the activities of the week later on, but I wanted to give you a quick overview and share some photos. On Sunday we participated in a very moving ceremony at the WWII Memorial for Pearl Harbor Day including welcoming an Honor Flight group of Pearl Harbor survivors from Austin, Texas.  It was wonderful to greet one of my personal Pages, Zia Lowe, and her family.  Zia’s grandfather, Dorwin D.  Hill, was among the Pearl Harbor survivors on the Honor Flight,...Read More

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