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Current Library Events

April 20, 2017
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

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May 4, 2017
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

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May 12, 2017
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

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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.