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DSDI Donation Means Historic Locke Book Available to the Public

DSDI has made it possible for the remarkable 1720 book of writings by English philosopher John Locke to be placed on public display. DSDI provided an $1,800 donation in 2019 at the request of Independence National Historical Park. Recently, during … Continue reading

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DSDI Celebrates a Return to Philadelphia for the Fourth of July

It was wonderful to greet each other in person again at the 114th Annual Congress in Philadelphia July 3-4, 2021. The Mayhew family planned and executed a remarkable weekend focusing on 10 students who represented their Signers. They traveled to … Continue reading

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Moving Ahead Through Safest Choices

Hello DSDI Members! As we make plans to meet each other in Philadelphia for the Fourth of July, we realize that our Signers must have felt many of the same concerns facing a pandemic. Our Scholarship Committee drew attention to … Continue reading

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DSDI Annual Congress | Philadelphia 2021

Dear DSDI Members – Please visit the DSDI Members Only Area of the website for details and registration information for the 4th of July Philadelphia event. You can also access this information on the DSDI Facebook group. Thank you.

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Inspiration From Our Biggest Challenges

President-General’s Message Winter 2021 Hello All. Sometimes the best inspiration comes from our most difficult challenges.  Recently The Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks commented that William Shakespeare wrote two of his best plays, “Macbeth” and “King Lear,” in the … Continue reading

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Spring DSDI Meeting “Virtual Oregon” March 12-13, 2021

Plan for a “Virtual Oregon” trip for the DSDI Spring Meeting March 12-13, 2021 in a Zoom meeting. Although we won’t be able to meet together in person this Spring, we will have a Board Meeting Friday, March 12, 3pm, … Continue reading

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DSDI 2020 Fall Meeting | Virtual Trip to Newport, RI

How lucky we were to explore Newport, Rhode Island, in October for our Virtual Fall Meeting 2020. We walked along the cliffs smelling the salty sea, shopped and ate at the harbor, had tea in one of those enormous “cottages” … Continue reading

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United We Stand

Hello DSDI Members. We are celebrating after a very short but productive trip to Philadelphia ringing our Liberty Bell for the 244th celebration. As you know, DSDI’s decision was difficult this Spring as we realized we could not allow our … Continue reading

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About the Declaration: an evolution in printed copies

The Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776.  The approved wording was then turned over to the printer John Dunlap to compose and print copies.  On July 5, about 200 copies of the first printing of … Continue reading

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History is celebrated and made with “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony

Independence National Historical Park will host the annual symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell this July 4th with the tapping of the famed Liberty Bell 13 times at precisely 2 p.m. EDT, the time designated by the 1963 Joint Resolution … Continue reading

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