Daughters of the American Revolution and a 1925 Family Treasure
My aunt was kind enough to send me my grandmother’s 1925 NSDAR Continental Congress program and Floor Page sash. Included were the following instructions, and postcard images of DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C., where the annual event continues to be held.
"Division - Right Floor Page
You will be off duty Thursday afternoon and evening and Saturday.
Please report on right side of Auditorium first floor directly after rehearsal today to Miss Katharine Buel, Chief Floor Page.”
The Continental Congress - now in its 121st year - is described as follows:
"The Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C. as the annual national meeting of the DAR membership since the organization’s founding in 1890. Not to be confused with the United States ‘Congress,’ the DAR national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War."
My grandmother, Mary Carolyn Ten Eyck Appleton, was in her early 20s and living in New York at the time (her family lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico). She was studying at the Art Students’ League.
On a personal note, in 2012, I enjoyed watching portions of the Continental Congress from the comfort of my home office on my laptop. What a delight to have the NSDAR make use of new technologies!