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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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President-General’s Message

Everything is going well with the Society. I’m happy to say we welcomed in 13 new senior members since our last meeting, five of which were advancements from junior member. We also welcomed seven new junior members. It is always nice to bring in new members. It shows that the … 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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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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