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  1. School's Starting....Don't be Late for Class!

     

         With many school districts across the country beginning another academic year this week, the SAR Outreach Education program is revving up for another busy year as well. Outreach Education wants to encourage all SAR members to start those important conversations with educators, school administrators, and other like-minded community members about the SAR mission.

  2. Bermuda Gunpowder Plot! Press Release & Newspaper Article

    For Immediate Release
    August 3, 2015

     

    Patriotic Organizations to Commemorate
    A Little-Known Event of the American Revolution . . . in Bermuda!

     

  3. What’s That Racket? A Ratchet!

    By: Amanda Rush

    Ratchet, c. 1700

    Wood, 8 5/8 inches long

    Donated to the SAR in June, 1983.

     

  4. The 2015 Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest Winner is Chosen

         Each year, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest. After a thorough review and evaluation at the 125th SAR Congress in July, the 2015 award winner is Mr. Robby C. Griffin, an 8th grade student representing the Georgia SAR.

    2015 Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest Diplay
  5. The 2015 Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest Winner is Chosen

         Every year, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. After examining a highly competitive field of entrants at the 125th SAR Congress in July, the 2015 award winner is Mr. Ryan Yi, a 5th grade student representing the California SAR.

    1st Place 2015 Americanism Elementary School Poster (California SAR)
  6. Final Results for the 2015 Americanism Contests

    By: Mark C Anthony, NSSAR Americanism Committee Chairman

    The National Society Americanism Committee is pleased to publish the full listing of final results for the 2015 Americanism and President General's contests. The 2014 contest year saw an explosion in the number of entries with an almost 50% increase in participation over the prior year. Of the 552 chapters, 163 or 29.5% submitted a score sheet. Of the 58 societies, 15 or 25.9% submitted an entry.

  7. SAR Congress Badges Now on Exhibit

         

    The SAR Genealogical Research Library is pleased to exhibit a showcase of SAR Congress delegate name badges spanning from 1889 to 1952. 

  8. Genealogist Wins National Book Awards

     

    Michael N. Henderson

     

    member of the Georgia Society

     

     

    Michael N. Henderson
  9. SAR Education Open House Had a Strong Presence at Congress

         This year’s annual SAR Congress held in Louisville, Kentucky, offered the first Outreach Education Open House and has raised expectations for future events. Spanning from Friday morning until Wednesday evening, the open house welcomed over two hundred of SAR members, historians, and interested public visitors while at the Galt House.

  10. SAR Education Open House Reaches Out at Congress

  11. Joseph C. Breckinridge, Sr., PG 1900-1901

  12. New Addition to the SAR Library

    Delaware Families, 1787-1800.

     

    This 489 page book, compiled and edited by the Delaware Genealogical Society, is a commemoration of those families who lived in Delaware during its earliest period, from statehood to the start of the next century.

     

    The basic format of the book consists of three-generation profiles of 132 early Delaware families, along with dates and locations of their vital records and the citations of the source documents.

     

  13. SAR Outreach Education DVD Communiqué

         The SAR Outreach Education program is proud to offer two new DVDs: “The Articles of Association of 1774” program presented by Compatriot William O. Stone (Alabama SAR) and the “American Flag" program presented by Compatriot Thomas B. Green III (Texas SAR). The addition of these two resources will supplement the growing list of effective programs available to state-level societies and local chapters striving to achieve their education goals.

  14. SAR Announces the 2015 Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award Winner

         Every year, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all of its chapters to nominate American history teachers for the Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. After a vigorous decision-making process at the Spring Leadership meeting, the 2015 award winner is Mr. Derrick Lindow, a U.S. history and social studies teacher at Daviess County Middle School in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Derrick Lindow
  15. Colorado Society SAR Through the Years

    1907-

     

    The Colorado Society is active in preparation for the annual Congress, which it is hoped will bring together a large attendance of enthusiastic members, particularly from the central and western states.  The Society on January 16 presented a flag to the Garfield School in Denver, when patriotic addresses were delivered.  The Historical Register of the Colorado Society, 1896-1906, is a handsome volume of a hundred pages.

     

    1908-