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We are putting the finishing touches on the DAR 2019 Wall Calendar! This 16-month wall calendar is filled with rich, beautiful photographs that do much more than showcase a selection of timepieces from our collections; these photographs proudly demonstrate that DAR stands the test of time!

NSDAR General Fund

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Click HERE to see how making regular monthly donations to the General Fund is the most convenient way to qualify for recognition in the 1890 Annual Giving Circle!

Introducing the DAR 2019 Wall Calendar

Featuring a view of the scenic South Portico of Memorial Continental Hall, the cover photo reveals the U.S. Flag at sunrise. With the Washington Monument visible in the background, this is a favorite venue for many weddings, meetings, movie scenes and special events at NSDAR Headquarters throughout the year.

Now is the time to preorder your calendar!

Click the Give Now button, above, to make an online donation of $25 or more to the NSDAR General Fund and we will send you the DAR 2019 Wall Calendar as our way of saying “Thank you” for your support.

Or call the Office of Development at (800) 449–1776 during office hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) to make your donation over the phone and to order additional calendars.

 

Time Marches On

No matter how we measure it, NSDAR stands the test of time to tell our nation’s stories.

These three images are from the NEW 16-month DAR 2019 Wall Calendar in support of the NSDAR General Fund. One is a close-up of a rare, centuries old pocket watch from our collection. Another is an iconic timekeeping piece that has been around since the late Middle Ages. And one is a close-up of the face of a clock that was donated to NSDAR more than 110 years ago. Do you know which is which? Which timepiece do you think is the oldest? Which item is on display every day? (Go to the bottom of the page for answers.)

Your Donations Keep the Gears Turning

The Society’s achievements throughout its history have been significant, and they have occurred only through the stewardship of Daughters like you. Please take this opportunity to click the Give Now button at the top of this page to make an online donation of $25 or more to the NSDAR General Fund and we will send you the DAR 2019 Wall Calendar as our way of saying “Thank you” for your support.

These five images show some of the gears and inner workings from several timepieces in our collection. Most of these images are photos that were not selected for the calendar. Only ONE of these images is a close-up section from a photograph featured in the NEW 16-month DAR 2019 Wall Calendar. Can you guess which one? (Go to the bottom of the page for answers.)

NSDAR General Fund: area of Greatest Need

Contributions account for a significant percentage of the NSDAR operating budget, so giving to the General Fund regularly makes an enormous difference in our work. Collectively your donations help to support one of the world’s largest buildings of its kind owned and maintained exclusively by women—by you and so many other dedicated Daughters. It belongs to each and every one of us. It is our heritage, and stands as a monument that proudly proclaims: DAR stands the test of time!

 

Recognition

In recognition of your ongoing commitment to the NSDAR General Fund, your donations may be recognized annually through the 1890 Annual Giving Circle.

See the complete list of members who have achieved recognition in the 1890 Annual Giving CircleClass of 2017, which is by far the largest class in NSDAR history, with more than 1,100 members!

All General Fund donations also count toward your Heritage Club giving levels.

Contact Us

For more information, or to make a donation by phone please contact the Office of Development toll free at (800) 449‒1776 during office hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.), or send us an email inquiry anytime at development@dar.org.

If you wish to donate by check, click HERE for a printable donation form (PDF). Please write “DAR CALENDAR” across the top of the donation form, or check the box on page 2 that reads: 3. General Fund.

Thank you.

 

ANSWERS:

Time Marches On: Photo #1. A close-up view of the “4,” “5” and “6” on the Maryland Clock in the DAR Library, which was donated to NSDAR more than 110 years ago and is on display every day that the DAR Library is open. Photo #2. A close-up view of the “9,” “10” and “11” from an antique silver pocket watch in the DAR Museum collection dating to around 1720. Photo #3. A close-up view of the base of an hourglass featuring ‘rust-colored’ river sand, made in England sometime between 1765 and 1800.

5 Photos: Photo #4 under Your Donations Keep the Gears Turning, above, shows a detail of the gears visible through the glass casing of the Lighthouse Clock, which is featured as the September photo of the DAR 2019 Wall Calendar. This clock in the DAR Collection was made in the late 1820s (circa 1825–1828) by Simon Willard & Sons, a famous clock making family from Massachusetts. Willard’s distinctive lighthouse clock was patented in 1819 as an “alarm timepiece” but few were made and only about 20 examples survive to this day. The Museum Keeper donation pin was inspired by the decorative finial seen just above the gears at the top of the photo.