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“Wives of the Signers” project calls for volunteers

The DSDI Board of Governors recently approved an exciting new project called “Wives of the Signers” biographies.  Shirley Smith, who wrote the DSDI biography of signer Abraham Clark several years ago, has enthusiastically agreed to be Chairperson for this new … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Wolcott and Washington

Representing 16 Signers, we were delighted that almost 50 members and guests attended the Fall 2018 meeting in Connecticut, traveling from 11 states and the District of Columbia. An overcast Friday did not dampen our spirits as we gathered at … Continue reading

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Colonial lore: Litchfield, Connecticut

Almost 100 years after the initial settlement of Connecticut, towns were getting crowded and people began to look to the western part of the state.  Litchfield was incorporated in 1719 by an act of the Colonial Assembly of Connecticut on … Continue reading

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A call to “Remember the Ladies”

On March 19, 1776, months before our grandfathers declared independence, Abigail Adams wrote to John:  “. . . in the New Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember … Continue reading

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Fall meeting in Connecticut

The DSDI Fall meeting will be held in Windsor and Litchfield, Connecticut Sept. 28-30.  It will be the Society’s first visit to the area, where we will learn about the Wolcott family.  Oliver Wolcott, one of the four signers from … Continue reading

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DSDI member composes song about his ancestor

By David Lewis What do you get when you combine inspirational ideas from four different centuries? Well, when I tried that recently I ended up composing a song honoring my ancestor, Josiah Bartlett, as well as the other signers of … Continue reading

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

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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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