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  1. Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit

    Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library & NSSAR Headquarters.
     
    James Muir, an SAR member, is a renowned bronze sculptor of allegorical art from Sedona, AZ. His work is featured in universities and cultural institutions across the country, including West Point Military Academy and the Thomas Jefferson Library.
    Cornerstones of Freedom
  2. Compatriot U.S. Presidents Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

    Did you know that 16 U.S. Presidents became members of the SAR?

    The SAR Genealogical Research Library is proud to now feature a display of the portraits of all 16 Compatriot U.S. Presidents. This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the George Washington Endowment Fund. The portraits are mounted on custom-built cherry shelves that match the other woodwork in the library.  While this exhibit was previously displayed at the National Headquarters on 4th Street, it now has been updated and moved to the new library.
    Display at Library of Compatriot Presidents
  3. The Mary & James S. Craik Special Collections Room at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

    The Mary & James S. Craik Special Collections Room features museum quality pieces relating to the early history of the Unites States and the American Revolution.  The room is located on the north side of the mezzanine in the SAR Genealogical Research Library.  It is named after SAR member, James Craik, and his wife Mary.  Mr. Craik was a descendant of Dr. James Craik, George Washington’s personal physician.  The Craiks generously donated to the SAR a miniature portrait of Dr. Craik painted by Charles Willson Peale at Valley Forge in the winter of 1778.

  4. Revolutionary War Images Bring Photo Identification Expert & Author Maureen Taylor To SAR

    Internationally known photo identification expert Maureen Taylor will address SAR members and conduct an education program for area students in March during her visit to Louisville, Kentucky.  Taylor has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, and NPR. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, photo preservation, and family history. On Friday, March 11, at the SAR Leadership banquet she will share with SAR members her latest book The Last Muster-Images of the Revolutionary War Generation.

    Last Muster Cover
  5. SAR attends BSA Birthday Bash

    Just 65 miles away from Colonial Williamsburg in the Tidewater Area of Virginia’s coastal region lies Fort A.P. Hill.  This part of our country that is so steeped in our nation’s history was the location of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Celebration National Jamboree, a distinct milestone of its own.  Bearing the motto “Celebrating the Adventure - Continuing the Journey” this gathering of 35,000 scouts, 6,000 scout leaders, and 7,000 staff  was truly awesome.

    NSSAR At BSA Jambo
  6. Moving to the new library

    This video highlights the move from the Old Library to the New Library on Main Street in Downtown Louisville.  The video includes:

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  7. Progress on the New Library and Headquarters Video 9

     

    We ARE there!  Check out the following video with construction updates for the month of September / October 2010.  This is the ninth in a series of videos that has followed the progress being made on our new SAR Genealogical Library.  This video includes:

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  8. NSSAR Website Seminar

    Website Seminar at Fall Leadership 2010


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  9. Progress on the New Library and Headquarters Video 8

     

    We are almost there!  Check out the following video with construction updates for the month of September 2010.  This is the eigth in a series of videos that is following the progress being made on our new SAR Genealogical Library.  Come back each month, now until our ribbon cutting ceremony in 2010, to see a video on the most recent progress.   This video includes:

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  10. Capt. George Dickey Chapter Inducted in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Society's 23rd Chapter, Capt. George Dickey, held their official induction ceremony on August 10, 2010 in Forest City, NC.  The new chapter was sponsored by the Mecklenburg Chapter, led by Compatriots Jim Wood, Paul Callanan, Tim Berly and Ray Maxson.  The Capt. George Dickey chapter had 14 new members join with nine taking their oath during the evening's ceremony, including new chapter president James E. Brewer, who is the 5th generation great grandson of the chapter's namesake.

  11. Honoring the Greatest Generation

       

     

  12. Progress on the New Library and Headquarters Video 7

     

    Check out the following video with construction updates for the month of August 2010.  This is the seventh in a series of videos that is following the progress being made on our new SAR Genealogical Library.  Come back each month, now until our ribbon cutting ceremony in 2010, to see a video on the most recent progress.   This video includes:

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  13. 1776 The Musical

     

    The National Headquarters in collaboration with Louisville Theatrical Association - Music Theatre Louisville and Stage One presents the musical “1776.”

     

    1776 logo

    1776 logo
  14. NSSAR Color Guard marches in 2010 Kentucky Derby Festival Parade

    The Kentucky Derby Festival Week of 2010 brought a number of SAR Color Guardsmen and their families to Louisville during the last week of April. On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 28, color guardsmen and their wives were invited to the home of Secretary General J. David Sympson and his wife Evelyn for an open house, complete with authentic Kentucky mint juleps! From there, the crowd moved on to the nearby Louisville Boat Club for a "boat race party," celebrating and watching the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race on the Ohio River.

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  15. Progress on the New Library and Headquarters Video 6

     

    Check out the following video with construction updates for the month of April 2010.  This is the sixth in a series of videos that is following the progress being made on our new SAR Genealogical Library.  Come back each month, now until our ribbon cutting ceremony in 2010, to see a video on the most recent progress.   This video includes:

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