Preston Trail DAR Chapter Hosts Interesting Speaker and Presents Awards

“We wish the speaker could have gone on for hours!”  These were some of the comments made by those attending the Preston Trail NSDAR monthly meeting on November 4, 2017.

The program which was so appreciated by the listeners was given by Colleen Boudreaux, who reviewed a book by Richard Kurin – “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.”  Her speech included the life story of James Smithson and the stories behind some of the acquisitions in the Smithsonian, such as the Hope diamond and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers.  Colleen has been a book reviewer throughout Texas and Oklahoma for the last twenty-one years and offers programs primarily on famous Americans and American history.  She is a member of the Dallas Professional Book Reviewers Assn.

Would you like to be part of our meetings and be able to listen to the interesting speakers we have each month?  You are welcome to come and see what the DAR is all about even if you are not a member.  Would you like to be involved in the good works that DAR participates in?  Anyone interested in receiving help to prove their ancestry for qualification to become a Daughter of the American Revolution are welcome to contact our chapter at on Facebook or

The Preston Trail Chapter of the DAR next meets Thursday, January 4th, and thereafter through May on the first Thursday of the month at 5pm for snacks and fellowship and at 6pm for chapter meetings and programs.  There is no meeting in December.  For the meeting location please contact the chapter at

Also in this meeting, two people received awards.   Linda Miller was awarded the Chapter’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her outstanding commitment to preservation of history in Grayson County, Texas. Linda has been Frontier Village Museum Board President, and long-time living history volunteer at the Frontier Village events.  Jonnie Templeton received a certificate from TXDAR for her outstanding service in genealogical research.  She is the current Parliamentarian for the Preston Trail chapter and assists prospective members in proving their ancestral lineage for admission into the DAR.

Colleen Boudreaux and Vickie McComack

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.  DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.  To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit or connect with DAR on social media at and