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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... 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... 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... Read More
December 8, 2014
After a wonderful Thanksgiving at the ranch with my family, I returned to D.C. last week to prepare for the Executive Board Meetings.  It was such a delight to see the building beautifully decorated and I wanted to share some snapshots with you.  Poinsettias will be delivered today, just in time for our Open House on Wednesday... Read More
December 3, 2014
“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” is now open, and it’s getting rave reviews. The Museum’s new exhibit includes 36 quilts, twice what we can usually fit in the gallery. The DAR Museum collection is particularly strong in quilts of this region, probably because of our location. Some recent donations of... Read More
December 1, 2014
While difficult to believe, 2015 will soon be upon us.  Where has 2014 gone?!   I can tell you that DAR members near and far have been serving those in their respective communities all year long as a means of honoring their heritage.  Many of these activities have been highlighted through previous blogs, Celebrate America! Night during Continental Congress, etc., in order to share the different... Read More
November 26, 2014
This Thanksgiving as we give thanks to God for our many blessings, we are looking forward to welcoming our children, son-in-law and grandchildren to the ranch along with my sister and brother-in-law for a traditional meal.  I’ll prepare the ham and turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry casserole, homemade rolls, pecan pie and bumbleberry pie and my sister will bring broccoli casserole... Read More
November 21, 2014
After six weeks away from home while traveling to state visits, Board meetings, our Scotland trip and visiting chapters in six countries in Europe and the United Kingdom, it was wonderful to have two weeks catching up at home with... Read More
November 10, 2014
On behalf of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, we are grateful for the President General’s invitation to share with you some thoughts about planning for your activities and events for the coming years for our Vietnam veterans and their families.  As Veterans Day approaches, it seemed appropriate to send you information about the... Read More
November 6, 2014
We left Vienna on October 26, 2014 and flew to Frankfurt where Palatinate Chapter Regent Cary Costa and Associate Member Ransom Schwerzler were patiently waiting for our delayed flight.  Speeding along on the Autobahn, we arrived in Landstuhl about 1 hour, 15 minutes later.  We enjoyed seeing the many vineyards, farms, beautiful scenery and fall colors of the southwest Germany region. ... Read More

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