A Wonderful Award from the DAR ~
We are excited to learn that the Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission will receive an award from the Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
The award honors our work, dedication, and efforts in the preservation and restoration of the historic D.D. Collins House.
The award ceremony will be followed with a luncheon. ~
A Little About the Daughters of the American Revolution:
The following are excerpts from the DAR website ~
"The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded over 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world."
Who They Are ~
"The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children."
DAR History ~
"The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890, during a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the United States of America. Women felt the desire to express their patriotic feelings and were frustrated by their exclusion from men's organizations formed to perpetuate the memory of ancestors who fought to make this country free and independent. As a result, a group of pioneering women in the nation's capital formed their own organization and the Daughters of the American Revolution has carried the torch of patriotism ever since."
DAR Historic Preservation ~
"DAR members participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage, including:
Restoring and maintaining historical sites
Locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
Organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations and memorials
Placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history
Preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents and making these items available to the public at DAR Headquarters"
Click the DAR logo to visit their fascinating website and to learn all about the wonderful work of the: