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 2019-2020 meetings and activities are scheduled to include: 

June 26-30 — 128th Continental Congress, NSDAR

June 27 — Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Luncheon

July 4 — Special Declaration of Independence Reading, Historic Pohick Church

July 19-20 — Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Summer Summit

August 24 — Volunteer with Final Salute “Next Uniform” event

September 7 — History of Kenmore. Guest Speaker: Myra Wiggins

October 5 — History and Variations of the Flag. Guest Speaker: Drew Prout, Flags of Valor

November 2 — Annual Pilgrimage to Gunston Hall

December 4 — DAR Christmas Open House, Washington, D.C.

December 7 — The Christmas 1862 Raid by Confederate J.E.B. Stuart on Burke’s Station. Guest Speaker: Jon Vrana

December 14 — Wreaths Across America

January 4 — Annual DAR Questionnaire

February 1 — Everything Burke—A Historical Perspective of Virginia and Other Burkes. Guest Speaker: Brian Slawski

March 7 — Escaping Detention: Women Participation As Spies/Soldiers During the Civil War. Guest Speaker: Mary Lipsey

April 4 — Essay Contest Winners

May 2 — The Long Road Home: A Soldier’s Return to Fairfax County after the Civil War. Guest Speaker: Jon Vrana

May 16 — McLean Day

June 6 — Installation of 2020-22 Chapter Officers


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

★  Pilgrimage to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

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

★  History of the Chain Bridge

★  Ferry Farm: George Washington’s Childhood Home

★  Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed

★  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

★  Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler

★  Freedom Hill Chapter’s 70th Anniversary

The Pentagon Memorial. Photo courtesy of

The Pentagon Memorial. Photo courtesy of