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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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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, This Society is entrusted with keeping the memory of our ancestors alive and remembering their sacrifices.  As we met in Delaware, I couldn’t help but reflect on those three Signers, Thomas McKean, George Read and Caesar Rodney. … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

Dear Society Members, This year the Board decided to try having two meeting a year instead of three due to the rapidly rising costs. The Society will always host a meeting in Philadelphia at Independence Hall, as did our forefathers … 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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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, No patriotic organization is a more prestigious, unique or distinguished society than the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. I am honored to be named as its new President-General. I will endeavor to continue … Continue reading

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How one DSDI family celebrates the 4th of July

Ed and Susan Croft, of Atlanta, host a special gathering every July 4th at their home on Lake Burton in the mountains of north Georgia. They invite their friends, along with their children, grandchildren and houseguests, to celebrate the birth … 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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President-General’s Message

Dear DSDI Members, As the end of my term of office is in sight, I am honored and pleased to have had this experience and especially appreciate your confidence as well as camaraderie. Many thanks to those who helped pull … Continue reading

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Slate of Officer Nominees for 2015-2016

President-General                Hope Middleton Wood First Vice-President              Shelley Horsley Cruz Second Vice-President          Robert Bruce Warden Laubach Registrar-General                 James Herbert Alexander, Jr. Assistant-Registrar               Wendy Davis Bushey Historian-General                 Nina Hill Hopkins Assistant-Historian             … Continue reading

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