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You are cordially invited to join us on the first Saturday of every month (except July and August) in McLean, Virginia.  Savor light morning refreshments at 10:30.  Enjoy the program at 11:00, and adjourn by 12:30.  Please contact us via email at for directions to our meetings.

The 2017-2018 programs are scheduled to include: 

  1.   The History of the Great Seal of the United States

  2.   Early American Food and Herbs

  3.   Women on United States Currency by Rosie Rios, U.S. Treasurer

  4.   The Chapter’s 70th Anniversary

  5.   Service Project at the Old Soldier’s Home in DC and tour of Lincoln Cottage

Past programs have included:

  1.   Preserving Family Cemeteries

  2.   History of the Chain Bridge

  3.   Ferry Farm:  George Washington’s Childhood Home

  4.   Finding Amelia Earhart

  5.   The Tuskegee Airmen

  6.   444 Days in Captivity:  My Experience as a POW in Iran

  7.   Why We Serve:  Operation Tribute to Freedom - US Military Personnel

  8.   The Occoquan Workhouse:  Suffrage and the Night of Terror

  9.   A DAR Member’s Personal Struggle during World War II

  10.   The Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia

  11.   George Washington’s Female Spies

  12.   History of Women in the US Military

  13.   Colonial Witches

  14.   The Quander Family:  Longest Documented African-American Family

  15.   Veterinary Medicine in the Colonial Days

  16.   Doctors & Quacks:  Medicine in Thomas Jefferson’s Time

  17.   From Sea Biscuits to Sally Lunn:  Evolution of Virginia Food

  18.   Mt. Vernon and “Dining with the Washingtons”

  19.   Thomas Jefferson’s Women

  20.   What You May Not Know About Lewis & Clark

  21.   First Supreme Court Wives

  22.   The Life of Francis Scott Key

  23.   Flag:  An American Biography

  24.   Saving Monticello

  25.   24 August 1814:  Washington in Flames

  26.   Desperate Engagement: the Civil War Battle of Monocacy

  27.   Lafayette:  Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General

  28.   The Pentagon Memorial

  29.   Signers of the Constitution: The Well Fed, Well Bred, Well Read, and Well Wed

Freedom Hill Chapter NSDAR

McLean, Virginia

The DAR is open to all women aged 18 or older - of any race, religion, or ethnicity - who directly descend from a patriot of the American Revolution.  For more information about requirements, please see the NSDAR webpage at

We have several members who are willing to assist you with completing your application.  If you have a relative who is a member of the DAR, we might be able to use some of her information to complete your lineage.  For more information about completing an application to join us, please contact us at

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