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Latest News tagged General

28 Jun

Welcome to the SAR's New Website!

Welcome to the recently renovated and newly launched SAR website! Over the past few months, the SAR's web presence has been undergoing a long awaited face lift. We are very excited to share the refreshed look and streamlined structure with you. Visitors will notice a diff

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29 Jun

Outreach Education Offers Special Events at Open House

Schedule Outreach Education’s Open House on your Boston Congress itinerary and experience book reviews, a special presentation by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and discover 50 artifacts unearthed by Boston city’s archaeologist. The Open House will be held daily with the exception of Sun

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19 Jul

New Donation to the SAR Library Special Collections

The SAR Library Special Collections recently received a special piece of SAR history in the form of an annual dinner invitation of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution dated February 22, 1900. The invitation was donated by William L. Crabtree of the Alabama SAR. 

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29 Jul

Michigan SAR Candidate Janice Payne Yates Wins Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

President General Thomas E. Lawrence is pleased to announce that Ms. Janice Payne Yates has been awarded the 2015 – 2016 Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. Yates’ entry was submitted by the Michigan SAR’s West Michigan Chapter. As this year’s winner, Yates will recei

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02 Aug

1777: The Road to Saratoga

Dates: 4th May to 13th May 2017


Québec City   2 Nights
Montréal         2 Nights
Burlington       1 Night

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11 Aug

Americanism Committee 2015 Results

The National SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to present the full results of the 2015 Liberty Bell Americanism Contest, 2015 Allene Wilson Groves Contest, 2015 President General's Streamer Contest and the 2015 President General's Cup.  These contests recognize the outstanding efforts of

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16 Aug

Come stop by the SAR Headquarters and Library and receive your FREE pocket-sized Constitution booklet!

The SAR has a fresh new window display in front of the Genealogical Research Library to entice members and passers-by! It explains some of the context of the U.S. Constitution's creation and the SAR's early involvement in celebrating and recognizing September 17 as a holiday. The text f

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29 Aug

Alexander Hamilton Society of Kentucky to Host September Meeting at SAR

On September 17, 2016 at 10:30am the Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky (AHHSKY) will hold its monthly meeting at the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) national headquarters at 809 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY.  The SAR is comprised of 50 state societies, over 500 local

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21 Sep

SAR Partners with KET and StageOne on Hamilton's America: A Documentary Film

Please join us October 17 for a film preview of Hamilton's America.  This event includes a sing-a-long and discussion with Harry Pickens and a Revolutionary Reception in which the SAR will be providing colonial attired musicians, a colonial currency program and an 18th century selfie station

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12 Oct

First Lady Cilla Leed Tomme announces her Service Project

President General Tomme’s initiatives for this year are youth
oriented, with his Education Outreach program and his challenge to the
state societies to donate $1,000 to the Counc

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28 Oct

Outreach Education Participates in Hamilton Event at Kentucky Center for the Arts

On Monday, October 17, with Broadway flair, SAR Outreach Education “rose up” and gave it our best “shot” as a partner in a PBS documentary screening and sing-along of Great Performances: Hamilton’s America. The film preview of Hamilton’s America was produced by PBS and sponsored by th

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17 Nov

SAR Headquarters and Library Hours During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Please note that the SAR Headquarters and Genealogical Research Library will be closed from Thursday, 24 November 2016, through Sunday, 27 November 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both will resume regular business hours on Monday, 28 November 2016. We appreciate your understandin

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17 Nov

King's College London Partnership - Update

Now We'll Finally Get to See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King George
A treasure trove of nearly 350,000 documents, about to be released to the public, reveals new insights about how George III lost the colonies

by Sara Georgini

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21 Nov

Girl Scouts Festival of the Arts Features SAR Silhouette Program

Girl Scouts Festival of the Arts Features SAR Silhouette Program

SAR Outreach Education was delighted to participate in the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana’s 44th annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday November 12, 2016. Forty-three Girl Scouts and a handful of enthusiast

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21 Nov

Montana SAR Involvement with Revolutionary War Television Series Premiere

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the Continental Congress decreed that Negroes would not be allowed to enlist in the Continental Army. By the end of the war, General Washington had thousands of African-American troops serving in mostly integrated units, including severa

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07 Dec

SAR Headquarters, Library, and Merchandise Hours During the Christmas and New Year Holidays

Please note that the SAR Headquarters and Genealogical Research Library will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2016, through Monday, 26 December 2016, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Both will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, 27 December 2016.

The SAR Headquarters

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27 Dec

Chartering Freedom Exhibit Opens at the SAR

For Immediate Release: 2 February 2017

Chartering Freedom Exhibit Opens at the SAR

Louisville, Kentucky: The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has opened a new exhibition, Chartering Freedom. T

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10 Feb

2017 Americanism Contest Score Sheet is now available

The National SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce that the 2017 Americanism Contest Score Sheet is now available for downloading and usage on the Americanism Committee webpage and the Read More

18 Jan


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (“NSSAR”) previously authorized the deaccession and repatriation and/or sale by auction of certain artifacts currently in the NSSAR’s possession.


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31 Jan

History of the SAR Flag (or Banner?)

When a recent inquiry from an SAR member to the staff was made regarding the history of the SAR flag, the staff was surprised to find that unlike most of the society’s symbols and notable events, there was little extant literature of its history.  This led to some research into the society

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13 Jun

An article published in the NEHG Register by Joseph W. Dooley (President General 2013-2014)

President General Joseph W. Dooley 2013-2014 (and Genealogist General 2008-2011) has published an article, "Who Were The Parents of Elizabeth (Terhune) Earle of Bergen County, New Jersey?" in The NEHG Register, the Spring 2018 Volume 172 issue.

   Elizabeth Terhune (1756–184

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