Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Have you ever thought about what life would have been like had you been born in the late 1700’s – during the Revolutionary War Era?


“Have you ever thought about what life would have been like had you been born in the late 1700’s – during the Revolutionary War Era? In what kind of house would you live? What kind of music would you play” What was life really like 240 years ago?”  This was the opening of a slide presentation presented by Martha Koletar to five, 7th-grade classes at South Brunswick Middle School.  

Dressed as Betsy Ross, Martha compared the differences in the lives of children born in Colonial Times to the lives that today’s children enjoy. She took them back to a time when there were no computers, no cell phones, and no fast-food restaurants and transported them through the social and political climate of the times.  

The Seventh Grade Social Studies and History Departments put the special program together that gave historical perspectives beginning with the Renaissance through the Colonial Period. Martha’s presentation was, but one of many historical programs presented.  Some students dressed in Colonial and Renaissance costumes

Phyllis Wilson, also dressed in Colonial Attire, accompanied Martha and took pictures and assisted her with a display of Revolutionary era toys. We gave Constitution Bookmarks to the teachers for distribution to students. 

Phyllis and Martha then met Kathy Miller (all in period costume) to have lunch and “a spot of tea” at the quaint Southport Tea House.

 L to R: Martha Koletar, Phyllis Wilson and Kathy Miller had lunch and tea at the Southport Tea House.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

December 9, 2015 DAR Meeting

The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC at 10 AM. The program will be presented by John Braswell on "The Two Youngest American Revolutionary War Generals - One A Quaker and The Other an Aristocratic Teenager."
For more information contact regent, Diane Kuebert  at (910-253-8853) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-540-0301).

Monday, November 16, 2015

Veterans Honored at November 11th DAR Meeting

L to R: Diane Kuebert, Regent; Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair; Bob Racine, Veteran and Co-Founder of The Warrior Ride; Fran Carlsen, Veteran, Wreaths Across America Chair, National Defense JROTC Chair and DAR Schools Chair, Raymond Ryan, Vietnam War Veteran, Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent and seated Kay Kye, Veteran and DAR member.The above mentioned Veterans were honored on Veterans' Day, November 11th at the November Brunswick Town DAR meeting, which was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC. 

Carol Jutte presented Vietnam Commemorative Certificates to Robert Racine, Raymond Ryan, guests, members Kay Kye and Fran Carlsen. Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair explained the significance of the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.  She then presented a pin and an envelope with additional Vietnam Veteran items to each of the above four mentioned veterans. 

  Diane Kuebert told the DAR members about the DAR and Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Partner Program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice. To find out about the Commemorative Partner Program go to:

Caroline Scott, Activity Coordinator for The Warrior Ride – contact her at

 At the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter’s November 11th meeting,  Diane Kuebert  presented Bob Racine with a chapter check for a donation to The Warrior Ride. Guest speaker, Bob Racine  spoke about The Warrior Ride an organization that was founded by Bob and his wife Debra from Oak Island, NC. They believe that with recreational therapy and camaraderie of being with others with similar experiences that this can help the nation's heroes to recuperate. The Cycling events that are sponsored by The Warrior Ride are Bob and Debra's way of giving back to our nation's heroes. Quote, "This is our life work, our personal ministry, and one of the greatest joys of our life." To find out more about The Warrior Ride go to .

Several Brunswick Town DAR members attended a Veterans' Day Program at Dosher Nursing Home in Southport, NC on November 11, 2015. Diane Kuebert, Regent read a patriotic poem to the residents, while Rhonda Amato, DAR member performed a dance routine. Everyone had a great afternoon.
L to R: Norma Eckard,former Historian received a check from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Treasurer Nancy Mazzei from donations that were given in memory of Harriet Barlowe, Historical Preservation Chair to be used for a special restoration project. 

Pritchard's Gift in November/December Issue of Spirit Magazine

Hope everyone in the Brunswick Town DAR chapter has renewed their subscription to The American Spirit Magazine. Go on line to to order your subscription. You can also contact DAR Magazine chair Mary Cundiff for additional information. Go to our chapter yearbook for contact information.

Herb Pritchard has painted over fifty portraits and mailed them to numerous families who have lost a loved one in the Iraq or Afghanistan Wars or unfortunately to suicide. Please go to page ten to view the wonderful article. Phyllis Wilson sent a few photographs and an article to Spirit Magazine last year and was pleasantly surprised to receive a recent e-mail that Herb was chosen to appear in the whatnot section of Spirit Magazine.

Photo contributed by the Star News in Wilmington, NC 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Veterans' Memorial Dedication Commemorative Program in Sunset Beach Town Park

Photographs were taken by Brunswick Town DAR member Cheri Lambert who attended the Veterans' Memorial Dedication Commemorative Program in Sunset Beach Town Park on November 11th.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

DAR Meeting Set for November 11, 2015

The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC at 10 AM. 

The program will be presented by Bob Racine on Warrior Ride: Non-Traditional Veterans Day.
For more information contact regent, Diane Kuebert  at (910-253-8853) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-540-0301). 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

125th Anniversary for Daughters
This year The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating their 125th anniversary. The DAR was officially formed on October 11, 1890, and 125 years later all the chapters nationwide are making an effort to illustrate our National Society’s collective commitment to America by serving our communities on the National DAR Day of Service. All the DAR chapters in North Carolina and nationwide are doing special things to honor this occasion.

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter volunteered to assist at the Port Brunswick Day on October 24th by volunteering at various stations around Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. They worked at the Quill Writing/Letter Sealing station, Stenciling, Create a Tricorn Hat, Toys and Games. It was amazing to see so many students visiting Brunswick Town and participating in the different activities. Ten exhibit stations were set up along the site's trail, featuring candle dippers, colonial dentistry, naval stores and woodworking among other demonstrations. Interpreters with knowledge of each task were on hand to explain the process of each. There also were small arms demonstrations. The colonial period and the role of the craftspeople was the focus of Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s Port Brunswick Days event.

The dual historic site features the ruins of the colonial Brunswick Town, as well as the earthen walls of a Civil War-era fort is open to visitors year-round Tuesday through Saturdays. Go to