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Spring Meeting in Charlottesville

The spring General Meeting of DSDI will be held in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2, 2017.  A room block has been reserved at the Boar’s Head Inn.  The invitation for this meeting will specify local hotels as a backup in … Continue reading

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109th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA  2016

The DSDI Board of Governors met on  Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Franklin Hotel at Independence Park in Philadelphia  with 16 in attendance. The meeting was led by DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. As has become tradition, members and … Continue reading

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Spring Meeting in the First State

More than 60 DSDI members and guests attended the Spring Meeting in Wilmington, Del., April 22-24. Delaware was the first state to approve the Constitution and proudly proclaims that fact on its license plates. Delaware also annually celebrates its separation … Continue reading

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A plan to put Signer’s home under glass

The home must have been beautiful when Francis “Frank” Lightfoot Lee built it in 1769 in Warsaw, Virginia for his wife, Becky. Called Menokin, the home saw Frank leave for Philadelphia when Frank signed the Declaration of Independence with his … Continue reading

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DSDI members enjoy reenactment at St. John’s Church in Richmond

Last year, DSDI as well as the Virginia Society of DSDI, financially supported a major renovation of Historic St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.  As a thank you, DSDI members were invited in August to attend a reenactment at the … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett home is unique among the signers

The homes of the 56 signers of the Declaration have aged in different ways since 1776.  Some have been taken over by preservation societies, some have undergone extensive renovations, some are open to the public, others are in private hands, … Continue reading

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108th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA 2015

The DSDI Board of Governors met Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia with a full agenda of DSDI business to consider. Afterwards, many members and their families gathered at the hotel for an iconic Philadelphia cheese … Continue reading

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DSDI convenes at Mount Vernon

A fifer led us down the hill at Mount Vernon to George Washington’s Tomb, where we sang the National Anthem and paid our respects to our nation’s first President and First Lady. It was a moving experience, part of a … Continue reading

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The National Anthem at George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon

The Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence sing the National Anthem at George Washington’s Tomb in Mount Vernon, Va., accompanied by a fifer who played in the U.S. Army Old Guard at Arlington and at the White … Continue reading

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Photos from DSDI event at Mount Vernon

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