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December 2, 2018
“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…
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November 1, 2018
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…
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November 1, 2018
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…
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November 1, 2018
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…
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May 1, 2018
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…
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August 13, 2017
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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July 29, 2017
DSDI convenes in Philadelphia
The DSDI Board of Governors met in the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia on July 3. Twelve members were in attendance.  The meeting was led by the DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. The board discussed various topics concerning the running of…
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April 15, 2017
Plaque project completed with 56 markers for Signers
The Board of Governors received the following report at their spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va., on March 31, 2017. “We as an organization are forever indebted to Grace Staller for her incredible 13-year effort to commemorate and honor our ancestors. …
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April 13, 2017
Mr. Jefferson stars at DSDI meeting in Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson was the highlight of DSDI’s spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2. More than 80 DSDI members, spouses and guests enjoyed the beautiful environs as they explored colonial history and the contributions of a Founding Father. The…
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