2016-2017 Scheduled Meeting Dates:
September 10, 2016: Plants and Herbs in the Colonial Household
October 8, 2016: Women and Their Roles in the American Revolution
November 12, 2016: Genetic Genealogy: What DNA Can & Cannot Do
December 10, 2016: The Live of the Revolutionary Soldier
March 11, 2017: 18th-Century Women's Clothing
April 8, 2017: History of Cookbooks in America
May 13, 207: Annual Meeting and Luncheon
At one of our meetings, we had a visit from General George Washington, as portrayed by Mr. Sam Davis from the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.
As part of our holiday festivities, we have donated patriotic ornaments to decorate a tree for the Delaware Valley Veterans Home. We also support Operation Stand Down for homeless veterans and Wreaths Across America.
We usually deliver a large sheet cake to the Delaware Valley Veterans Home for its Super Bowl party.
We took a bus trip to the DAR headquarters in Washington D.C. Members enjoyed access to the DAR library for genealogical research and the exhibit "Fashioning the New Woman," featuring attire, accessories and memorabilia of women from 1890 through 1918.
The program for a recent meeting was "A Woman's Life During the Philadelphia Occupation, Sept. 26, 1777 to June 18, 1778," presented by Anita Fleck, a reenactor with the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment.
Another program featured Lyle Rosenberger, MA, professor emeritus at Bucks County Community College, who shared highlights from his book, "Tyler Elegance: A Garden Odyssey," a history of the gardens surrounding the Tyler Estate.