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News that pertains to the National Society

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// for a listing of events.

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Online Giving Goes Live!

Online giving to the ADVANCE:  Campaign for New Generations for The Center for Advancing America's Heritage is now available at the SAR Foundation website.  It's so easy!  Simply go to and select the amount you wish to donate at the bottom of the page to make your secure online gift.  The program will lead you through the entire process.

Keyhole to History CD Available in a New Generic Format

In response to State Society requests, a new generic format for the Keyhole to History CD will be available to members at the Spring Leadership meeting. Funded by the George Washington Endowment Fund, this reformatted Keyhole to History will identify the sponsor as being "the Sons of the American Revolution," versus a particular State Society. Originally a successful Florida Society project, these 52 public-service announcements highlight Revolutionary War events, battles, patriots, and the American flag.

Arrival of Minuteman Statue March 19, 2009

Son of Liberty-1775 Arrives

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SAR Re-Dedication Article in the Courier Journal 21 JAN 2009

The Courier Journal, a local Louisville, Ky / Southern Indiana Newspaper had an article written by Sheldon S. Shafer was run in the 21 Jan 2009 newspaper.  The article talks about the organizations move to Louisville, and its plans to move to main street in the coming future.  The article mentions the Feb 3rd celebration of 30 years in Louisville.  An image of the article is posted Below:

SAR Hosts New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

In October the NSSAR was honored to host its second Naturalization Ceremony at Headquarters. Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth was the featured speaker and welcomed the audience of almost 400 new citizens, their families and friends attending the ceremony at the Louisville Memorial Auditorium. The Honorable Judge John Heyburn II of the United States District Court swore in 175 new citizens representing 49 different countries. During the ceremony he praised the SAR and its efforts to promote patriotism and advance the institutions of American freedom.

West Main Named a Top 10 Great American Street

LOUISVILLE (Oct. 8, 2008) - West Main Street - once a string of mostly vacant and decaying buildings but now a vibrant district of museums, cultural attractions, restaurants and bars - has been named one of America's Top 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

NSSAR Acquires A New Building


I am delighted to report that on February 23, 2008, the Trustees, after considerable debate passed three motions from the Executive Committee concerning the initiative to move our Headquarters to the West Main Street area of downtown Louisville.   The motions passed are as follows:

North Carolinian Chosen as NSSAR Executive Director

Joe E. Harris, Jr., President of the North Carolina Society in 2005-07, was chosen from among more than 33 candidates to serve as Executive Director of the National Society.  The announcement came during the Spring Trustees/Leadership Meeting in Louisville in February.  Joe and his wife, Gail, immediately began the search for permanent quarters in the city founded by General George Rogers Clark in 1778.   Harris assumed his new position on March 15, relieving Secretary General Bruce Wilcox who served as interim director upon the resignation of James N. Randall on December 31st.

Local Hero ASA WATERS to be Honored

Ardent Anti-Slavery Activist used Mansion as Station on Underground Railroad

MILLBURY, MA - A descendant of those that served in George Washington's Continental Army, Asa Waters Senior will be honored Saturday July 1st by Worcester's chapters of the descendants of the American Revolution from 8 a.m. to noon at the Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm Street, in Millbury.  The event is free and welcomes the public.