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April 23, 2015
I am thrilled to be today’s guest blogger and update everyone on the many exciting things happening in the NSDAR Archives. As an archivist at DAR Headquarters it is my responsibility to select materials for the archives, to preserve them, and make them available for current and future researchers. The way that this is carried out can vary from project to... Read More
April 22, 2015
I had the thrill of a lifetime in early April! Invited to England for a quick trip, I flew from Houston to London on March 30th and checked into the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor Tuesday morning.   I took advantage of a little time to refresh before taking the train into London for an interview with BBC Radio, thanks to Molly Hawn.  Intrigued by our Celebrate America! initiative in which... Read More
April 21, 2015
I hope you enjoyed the “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode on Sunday night that featured Bill Paxton using DAR resources to learn more about his ancestor. Clips from the episode are available on the TLC website here. I was so proud of how beautiful our Headquarters looked and how well our organization was portrayed. We... Read More
April 17, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, I traveled from Houston to Denver with the plan of connecting to a flight into North Platte, NE for the 113th Nebraska State Conference.  Unfortunately, my original flight was delayed more than two hours due to mechanical issues so I missed the only connecting flight.  Renting a car, I drove 250 miles from Denver to North Platte, seeing the beautiful countryside for the... Read More
April 15, 2015
After the California conference, I spent a few very busy days in the office before driving to Norfolk, VA with Sandy Pollack, the NSDAR Development Director, on March 19th for the 119th Virginia State Conference.  Ginnie Sebastian Storage, State Regent, selected a conference theme of “Good Women – May We Know Them, May We Be Them, May We Raise Them.”  Amen!  The Virginia Society is thriving with... Read More
April 10, 2015
I am thrilled to share some very exciting news with you. The DAR is going to be featured on an upcoming episode of TLC’s television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on April 19! It is such a pleasure to be featured in this educational television program that so many DAR members, including myself, enjoy watching. For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, each episode follows a... Read More
April 8, 2015
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, I flew from Houston to Los Angeles where Sandy Pollack, Director of Development, was kind enough to drive me to Burbank for the 107th California State Conference, Carol Oakley Jackson, State Regent.  The conference theme was “Celebrate Service to God, Home and Country.” Carol’s emblem is the acorn and she wrote “Like the oak tree, our Society has grown from the acorn... Read More
April 6, 2015
After being away from home for most of the last six weeks, it was a joy to spend the Easter weekend with my family.  I returned home Thursday evening just in time to see the last inning of Cade’s baseball game and to catch up with Lindsey’s family. Driving to the ranch Friday morning, there were dozens of cars parked on the side of the road as the travelers enjoyed taking photographs of our Texas... Read More
April 1, 2015
After a brief visit to the Texas State Conference, I departed very early on Friday, March 6th and flew to Albuquerque for the 95th New Mexico State Conference, Jacquelyn Chase, State Regent.  Despite my delayed flight, Vice President General Zadeea Harris and the conference guests from Colorado, First Vice President General Ann Dillon, Vice President General Gale Crafton and State Regent Marcy... Read More
March 26, 2015
Broderie perse, night-blooming cereus and watermelons share a completely reasonable relationship when you are talking about quilts. Particularly the ones on exhibit in Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia, featuring dozens of masterpiece quilts from DAR Museum’s... Read More

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