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Phase 1 - Build out of the SAR Genealogical Library

The Center for Advancing America's Heritage Building Project takes its first steps

 

Below is a video that shows the signing of the contract for the first phase of the CAAH project, the build out of the SAR Genealogical Library in downtown Louisville.  The video also shows the ceremony held at the location of the new Library, with the Mayor of Louisville reading a proclamation.

These are exciting times in the SAR!

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SAR is planning a trip to Spain in 2010

Compatriots,
Please join us for a wonderful 10 day trip to Spain, May 10-20, 2010. We will visit the Cathedral in Malaga, where the church members donated the money for the second tower of the church to Gen Bernardo Galvez, for guns, ammunition, and supplies to fight the English up the Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast.

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229th Anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Musgrove Mill

 

229th Anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Musgrove Mill
Clinton, SC - August 15, 2009

 

Video Message From President General Ed Butler 2009 - 2010

Our New President General Edward Butler delivers his first Video Message as President General of the SAR.  PG Butler speaks breifly about the history of the SAR, and the Programs that the SAR Supports.  In addition the various awards that the SAR presents are also discussed.

Lastly, PG Butler briefy talks about becoming a member of the SAR, and how to find the items needed to join.

 

 

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PG Butler on the Road: New York City Aug. 4-6, 2009

The first lady and I were already planning on attending the Atlantic Middle States Conference in Rochester, NY, Aug. 7 -9. I needed to stop in New York City to visit officials of the History Channel. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to visit the First Continental Chapter in New York City. I called my long time friend, former Historian General, and current NSSAR Ambassador to Scotland, Dick Sage.  Dick arranged for John Hilliard, current chapter president to give us a tour of the Revolutionary War historic sights in lower Manhattan and a luncheon at Fraunces Tavern.

PG Butler on the road - Texas Society BOM Meeting

 

Texas Society Board of Managers Meeting
Lake Jackson, TX
Cradle of Texas Chapter - Hosts
July 30 – Aug. 2, 2009


It was very fitting that our first official appearance as President General and First Lady was at a Texas SAR Society event.  We drove to this event, which was 525 miles round trip.

Dr. Don Pugh was the chairman of the event.  He organized a wonderful full day historic tour of Brazoria County, TX, entitled “The Trails and Trials of Santa Anna after San Jacinto in Brazoria County, and Other Historic Sites”.  Brazoria County is named after the Brazos River, the longest river in Texas.  The river empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Brazosport, TX. 

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Message From President General David N. Appleby 2008 - 2009

2008 - 2009 President General David N. Appleby speaking about the Role of the SAR and the new Center for Advancing America's Heritage (CAAH).  President General Appleby talks about the Change in the SAR that now includes Patriotic Education as part of the Societies goals, and reflects on his time as a SAR member and President General

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Virginia Teacher Wins 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

James E. Triesler, who teaches American history at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia has won the 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award.  This prestigious teacher award is one of many education related awards sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Mr. Triesler was sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society.

NSSAR Represented at the 2009 National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual conference in Raleigh, NC, from Wednesday, May 13, through Saturday, May 16. The SAR was doubly represented: the North Carolina Society had an exhibit on Wednesday's "Society Night," while the National Society had an exhibit in the exhibition hall during the entire conference.

Kentucky Derby Festival 2009 Pegasus Parade

The most exciting “season” in Louisville is the time leading up to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May. Normally, the city is in spring's full bloom and alive with a festive atmosphere we call “Derby Fever.” Please visit the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) website at http//www.kdf.org for a listing of events.

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