Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Message from Lynn Young, President General

Written By Lynn Young, President General
In February we announced that DAR is joining in support and partnering with the Museum of the American Revolution, a ground-breaking new museum set to open in 2017.

The Museum of the American Revolution’s mission is to bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and to inspire a deep appreciation of the importance of the struggle that created the American nation.
To kick off our partnership the DAR has provided a gift of a grant to underwrite the framing and installation within the Museum of a hand-painted copy of the Siege of Yorktown (1781), a monumental 19th century painting by French artist Louis-Charles Auguste Couder which hangs in the Hall of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles. This striking painting, which measures over 13 feet by 17 feet, must be stretched, varnished, hung and framed to the wall. Once hung, the painting will be seen from the first floor, drawing visitors up the stairs into the Museum’s large interior court as they begin the museum experience.

We were thrilled to welcome the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to DAR Headquarters in March when he spoke during the DAR Museum’s Remembering the American Revolution, Evidence of Commemoration Symposium. Dr. Stephenson gave a very interesting talk about George Washington’s marquis, which served as his field headquarters during the Revolutionary War.  He also discussed the efforts of the Museum of the American Revolution to preserve the marquis, which will be housed in a dedicated theater in the museum, and their efforts to conduct research on its use during the war, and its life after the war.

The construction of the Museum of the American Revolution is well underway. Over the winter months, the building's brick fa├žade steadily went up and all of the brick is now in place. On the interior, installation of the permanent exhibit's structural walls is underway and the central staircase that takes visitors from the Museum lobby to the second floor exhibition space was recently fitted into place.  

I am thrilled by our partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution and I hope you will take time to learn more about their efforts:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303
(202) 628-1776

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Vietnam Memorial Dedication Ceremony Held on April 29, 2016

Vietnam Memorial Tree Dedication Ceremony

A special Vietnam Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held at Mulberry Park in Shallotte, NC on April 29. Our Chapter planted a Flowering Cherry Tree to honor the ten Brunswick County soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and unveiled a stone marker engraved with names of the soldiers and the DAR Insignia.

Diane Kuebert, Regent of the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter, Gwen Causey, Commemorative Events Chair, Carol Jutte, Vice-Chair and Kathy Miller, Chaplain

                                               Regent Diane Kuebert unveils the granite marker.

Families of the fallen soldiers, County and City dignitaries, including Shallotte Mayor Walter Eccard, (shown in center) were on hand to honor these brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Diane Kuebert, Regent; Carol Jutte, Vice Regent; Kathy Miller, Chaplain; Janet Westbrook, State Chaplain; Carole Weiss State Vice- Regent; Lisa Pomeranz, District VII Vice Director; and a large contingent of Brunswick Town Chapter members attended the ceremony. Also, honoring the soldiers were Warrior Ride members, VFW Post 7288 Calabash Color Guard Unit; VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach Commander; Patriot Honor Guard of NC; and many Vietnam Veterans.

NCSDAR 116th State Conference April 21 - 24, 2016 in Durham, NC Brunswick Town Chapter Attended

L to R: Carol Jutte, Kathy Miller, Pat Gooding, Gwen Causey, Lisa Pomerantz, Diane Kuebert, Lynn Dean, and Mary Sands