Come meet us!

You are cordially invited to join us at one of our chapter meetings on the first Saturday of every month (except July and August) in McLean, Virginia. 

Savor light morning refreshments at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the program at 11:00 a.m., and adjourn by 12:30 p.m. 

Please contact us for directions to our meetings. 

 

Programs and Activities

The 2018-2019 meetings and activities are scheduled to include: 
 

September 1 — Patriot Ancestors "Show and Tell"

September 7-8 — Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Fall Forum, Richmond, Virginia

September 9 — Pentagon Wreath Laying Ceremony

September 16 — Constitution Day Event, Pohick Church

September 17-23 — Constitution Week

October 6 — Annual Pilgrimage to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

October 20 — Honor Flight, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

November 1 — Naturalization Ceremony 

November 3 — Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. Guest Speaker: Author Marc Leepson

November 10 — Presentation of Historic Preservation Recognition Award at Wren-Darne Family Cemetery

November 10 — Genealogy Workshop

December 1 — Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed. Guest Speaker: Author Sandy Grimes

December 5 — DAR Christmas Open House, Washington, D.C.

December 15 — Wreaths Across America

January 5 — Annual DAR Questionnaire

February 2 — Representing the United States while serving as First Lady to former Ambassador to India. Guest Speaker: Sally Roemer

March 2 — Making Your DAR Journey Fulfilling and Fun!!

March 15-18 — Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference

April 6 — Essay Contest Winners

May 18 — McLean Day

 

  Great Seal of the United States of America

Great Seal of the United States of America

 

Past Programs

Past programs have included:

★  The History of the Great Seal of the United States

★  Women on United States Currency

★  Early American Food and Herbs

★  Service Project at the Old Soldier’s Home in D.C., and tour of Lincoln Cottage

★  Writing Novels (and a Screenplay!) about American Submarine Service

★  History of the Chain Bridge

★  Ferry Farm: George Washington’s Childhood Home

★  Finding Amelia Earhart

★  The Quander Family: Longest Documented African-American Family

★  George Washington’s Female Spies

★  History of Women in the U.S. Military

★  Colonial Witches

★  The Tuskegee Airmen

★  Preserving Family Cemeteries

★  444 Days in Captivity: My Experience as a POW in Iran

★  Why We Serve: Operation Tribute to Freedom - U.S. Military Personnel

★  The Occoquan Workhouse: Suffrage and the Night of Terror

★  A DAR Member’s Personal Struggle during World War II

★  The Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia

★  Veterinary Medicine in the Colonial Days

★  Doctors & Quacks: Medicine in Thomas Jefferson’s Time

★  From Sea Biscuits to Sally Lunn: Evolution of Virginia Food

★  Mt. Vernon and “Dining with the Washingtons”

★  Thomas Jefferson’s Women

★  What You May Not Know About Lewis & Clark

★  First Supreme Court Wives

★  The Life of Francis Scott Key

★  Flag: An American Biography 

★  Saving Monticello

★  24 August 1814: Washington in Flames

★  Desperate Engagement: the Civil War Battle of Monocacy

★  Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General 

★  The Pentagon Memorial

★  Signers of the Constitution: The Well Fed, Well Bred, Well Read, and Well Wed

★  Freedom Hill Chapter’s 70th Anniversary

  The Pentagon Memorial. Photo courtesy of Washington.org.

The Pentagon Memorial. Photo courtesy of Washington.org.