Pottsboro Texas | October 21, 2017
The Preston Trail NSDAR is planning to conduct a monthly meeting with an interesting, informative program on Thursday night, November 2, 2017. The subject of the program is a review of the book “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects” by Richard Kurin. The presentation will be given by Colleen Boudreaux. Anyone interested in joining the DAR or merely investigating what the organization is all about, is welcome to attend and enjoy this presentation.
A summary of the book which is the basis of the program is as follows: Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture for the Smithsonian, along with his team, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian’s museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery, and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we know well–from Lincoln’s hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Julia Child’s kitchen, including the often-astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian.
A copy of this book will be presented in the speaker’s honor to the local Pottsboro Public Library, which is only one of the many DAR chapter’s public service programs. The chapter has programs to benefit veterans, good citizenship among our youth, and presents a yearly scholarship to a graduating senior high school student. The Preston Trail Chapter scholarship application form can be requested by emailing our chapter at, [email protected].
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 www.facebook.com/PrestonTrailNSDARPottsboroTX75076 on Facebook or www.DAR.org.
The Preston Trail Chapter of the DAR next meets 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 [email protected]