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National Americanism Committee announces 2011 Contest Score Sheets and Additional Award


NSSAR on Exhibit at Louisville International Airport


Items relating to genealogy and SAR programs are on display in this case.

The Cultural Consortium Holds Monthly Meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

On February 17, 2011, representatives of the top cultural institutions from across the region held their monthly meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library in Louisville, KY.  The Cultural Consortium is a group of organizations whose goal is to support one another in the production and implementation of programming geared toward local area school groups.  Members of the consortium meet to discuss collaboration opportunities, best-practice procedures and other issues that face cultural institutions in the region.

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

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

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.

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

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.


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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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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