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Beginning in Mid-August, Daughters who have recently responded to our premium campaigns will find the DAR Tote Bag mailing in their mailbox. If you did not receive yours, you can find all of the information here and make your donation online, or call the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 to make your donation over the phone. This offer is LIMITED, so send for yours today!

General Fund / Area of Greatest Need

Thank you so much for your interest in making an online donation. Contributions account for a significant percentage of the NSDAR operating budget. This means your individual donation will be put to immediate use, funding projects that promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at or (800) 449-1776.

Summer Campaign: DAR Tote Bag

DAR Tote Bag Mailing

Excerpt from President General’s Letter to Daughters Summer, 2014:

Dear Friend,

I am thrilled to offer you a very special gift!

The beautiful tote bag shown here displays lovely designs featuring details from the Fish Family Chintz Album Quilt currently housed in the DAR Museum.

According to our research, Emma Fish made this quilt in 1843 with the help of her aunt Eliza Moore. Two similar quilts, made by Fish family members, are featured in other collections in the United States.

Research has shown that all of the quilts were most likely created under the supervision of Aunt Eliza. The beloved aunt’s name is even inscribed in ink at the center of Emma’s quilt, reflecting a close emotional tie with her aunt. What a wonderful tribute to the enduring bonds of family. The meticulously crafted works of art speak of great family affection and enduring devotion!

Can’t you just picture this multigenerational and extended family working together on an elaborate sewing project! I see this as a loving portrait of the American family working together with united resolve. And it reminds me of the singular determination DAR members share as we work together to preserve and protect our glorious American heritage.

The DAR Museum will be hosting an exhibit titled Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia that will run from October 2014 to September 2015 that will feature more than 30 beautiful quilts from the 18th to late 19th centuries. Exhibits like this are only made possible because of members like you!

In addition to the remarkable quilt collection, the exhibit will also feature rare loans from private collections. Masterpieces of applique, patchwork, quilting and embroidery will be on display. 

These remarkable artifacts fill us with pride and give us a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. You help make it possible for this type of historic exhibit to be available for future generations!

Please consider making a generous gift today. Your gifts provide the funds needed to support these and other initiatives that promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

We are able to keep our museum open six days a week, 52 weeks a year because of your generous donations. We host one major annual exhibit and our 31 period rooms are open to the public year-round. All of this is made possible through member support.

As a supporting Daughter, you educate our fellow Americans and safeguard our precious heritage! For your gift of $35 or more, I will send you this limited edition DAR Tote Bag as a special “thank you” – a small token of appreciation for all you do for our Society. It is Generous Daughters like you that make me so proud to serve as your President General.

Because of your generosity, important moments in American history can be shared with school groups, families, children and future DAR members. You are inspiring generations of Americans through your support.

Please let me hear from you soon!  Your response to this campaign is critical to honoring and preserving our nation’s legacy. It is a great privilege to continue with you on the path forged by our patriot ancestors. I look to the future with great hope as we …

Celebrate America!

Lynn Forney Young
President General

P.S. Your gift will be put to immediate use, funding projects that promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Thank you and God bless!