Current Library Events
Genealogy 101: Female Ancestors
Please Join the DAR Library for a Free Genealogy Class on: Female Ancestors
March 18, 2017 10AM, NOC
Presented by Darryn Lickliter, NSDAR Library and Genealogy Director.
Learn more here: https://darmar18.eventbrite.com
Library Author Lecture: "Confounding Father" by Robert McDonald
Please join the DAR Library for a free lecture with Robert McDonald, author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time.
Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a lightning rod for dispute. Few major figures in American history provoked such a polarization of public opinion.
In this fascinating book, historian Robert M. S. McDonald explores how Jefferson, a man with a manner so mild some described it as meek, emerged as such a divisive figure. Bridging the gap between high politics and popular opinion, Confounding Father exposes how Jefferson’s bifurcated image took shape both as a product of his own creation and in response to factors beyond his control. In the first fifty years of independence, Americans’ views of Jefferson revealed much about their conflicting views of the purpose and promise of America.
March 23, 2017 at 1pm at DAR Headquarters
To register please go to: https://darmar23.eventbrite.com
Genealogy 101: African American Genealogy
Please Join the DAR Library for a Free Genealogy Class on: African American Genealogy
April 20, 2017 10AM, NOC
Presented by Elizabeth Drembus, NSDAR Genealogist
Learn more here: https://darapr20.eventbrite.com
Genealogy 101: Jewish American Genealogy
Please Join the DAR Library for a Free Genealogy Class on: Jewish American Genealogy
May 4, 2017 10AM, NOC
Presented by Sara Sukol, NSDAR Genealogist
Learn more here: https://darmay4.eventbrite.com
Library Author Lecture: "The Swamp Fox" by John Oller
Please join the DAR Library for a free lecture with John Oller, author of The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale.
Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him.
In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution.
May 12, 2017 10am at DAR Headquarters
To register please go to: https://darmay12.eventbrite.com
DAR Library Lectures
Please join us for a series of author talks and book signings in the O’Byrne Gallery at the Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters, 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC. These events are free to the public, with books available to purchase in our gift shop.
Please call (202) 879–3287 to register for an event.