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Young DSDI members “tap” the Liberty Bell July 4, 2018

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President-General Message

The spring meeting of the society was a huge success! I would like to thank our Vice President-General, Lucy Tonacci, for pulling together such a good meeting, and kudos for the program that was put together at Stratford Hall. There … Continue reading

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DSDI represented at Jefferson’s birthday ceremony

On a picturesque April 13 overlooking the Tidal Basin draped in lovely blooming cherry blossoms, the 275thanniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson was celebrated with the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial. The ceremony was conducted by … Continue reading

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Enjoying Spring and exploring history at Stratford Hall  

The glorious Spring weather brought 94 DSDI members and their families to Stratford Hall, Va., April 20-22 to enjoy a weekend full of history and fun. We learned about the Lee family, climbed the chimney, searched for 15-million-year-old fossils, tasted … Continue reading

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Three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Erin P. Hayde, DSDI New Hampshire Governor, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at the National Archives in November 2017.  Pictured are three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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Video of DSDI Annual Congress at Independence Hall, Philadelphia

A video of the DSDI Annual Congress at Independence Hall in Philadelphia July 4, 2017 may be seen here:  

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DSDI Scholarship winners 2017-2018

Name Ancestor College or University Anneke Belman Samuel Chase, William Ellery, Oliver Wolcott State University of New York, Purchase Rachel Burke John Hart Quinnipiac University Leah Bushey Richard Stockton Willamette University Luke Clements John Hart University of Pennsylvania Sarah Cooper … Continue reading

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Gifts and Contributions

Annual Fund Drive  November 1, 2016 – October 31, 2017 The Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence wishes to thank all of those who have so generously participated in the Annual Fund Drive.  Your gifts are most … Continue reading

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DSDI convenes in Philadelphia

The DSDI Board of Governors met in the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia on July 3. Twelve members were in attendance.  The meeting was led by the DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. The board discussed various topics concerning the running of … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

Dear Descendants, It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the President-General of this Society and it has provided me with many opportunities to represent you.  I have been asked to place a wreath at the Jefferson … Continue reading

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