Saturday, April 29, 2017

NSCAR President's Project 2017-2018

National President,  Erin Moore
Senior National President,  Joanne Zumbrun

   National Theme "Browsing History"
National Project "James Monroe Online"

          This year, N.S.C.A.R. will be “Browsing History” by raising funds for the creation of James Monroe Online (JMO) in a partnership with James Monroe’s Highland and the University of William and Mary. JMO will be a free and open online portal to access images and searchable transcriptions of the archival collections devoted to our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

          James Monroe once said, “It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that our fellow-citizens are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.” JMO addresses what has been a major impediment to Monroe scholarship to date by giving scholars and laypeople alike access to the comprehensive works of James Monroe in a single free-access portal.

          Please join N.S.C.A.R in digitizing the works of the last founding father. Together we can expand the legacy, knowledge, and appreciation of James Monroe and his lifetime commitment to public service. 

          Use this handout to discuss the National Project at your State and Local Meetings, with your sponsoring DAR, SAR, & S.R. Chapters, or out in the community

Let's get Browsing! 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

NJCAR President's Project 2016-2017


NJCAR Senior State President MRS. LUCY KRAMER

NJCAR State Project:
The Bergen County Historical Society Museum

NJCAR State Theme:
Bridging the Revolution

The State President's Project is: to raise funds for the Bergen County Historical Society for their new museum and to raise awareness of the New Bridge Landing Site.

The Bergen County Historical Society, the primary land owner of the New Bridge Landing site, is currently raising funds for a new museum to house more of its artifacts from this site.  There are three historic buildings, the Steuben House, the Campbell Christie house, and the Demarest house at the New Bridge Landing site.  General George Washington and the Continental Army retreated across the Hackensack River at the New Bridge Landing site in November of 1776 while being pursued by General Cornwallis and his troops.

You can learn more about the Bergen County Historical Society and the New Bridge Landing site at:

The Bridge That Saved A Nation At Historic New Bridge Landing

Battle at Historic New Bridge Landing         
Fife and Drum at Historic New Bridge Landing Playing "Chester"                                                        

N.S.C.A.R. 2016-2017

N.S.C.A.R. President         Connor Jackson
N.S.C.A.R. Senior President       Joanne Zumbrun

 2016-2017 Theme: Freedom Thunder
National Project: "Siege of Yorktown: Actions that Lead to Victory"
American Revolution Museum of Yorktown

N.S.C.A.R. President Connor Jackson’s project will be raising monies for a new outdoor interpretive program-Artillery and Firing Station which will teach the visitors about the Siege of Yorktown and also have firing demonstrations of cannon. This will be at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY). 
Throughout our nation’s history there have been landmark events which mark a period of change for our country. The Battle of Yorktown was one of these major events since it gave us freedom from the King of England’s oppressive rule. This battle shook the foundations of the world’s ruling governments. It also set the stage for America being a new independent nation and gave the new nation liberty for all time. The Victory at the battle of Yorktown set the state for the freedom that the colonists fought for and that we hold dear. 
Connor Jackson wants all members and societies to make some noise to remind people of the freedom that we cherish and refuse to take for granted. Together we can take the nation by storm with the message of freedom. 
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown through exhibits tells the story of our patriot ancestors’ struggle for freedom from England. ARMY also seeks to inform the current generation of the Battle of Yorktown and its responsibility to guard this liberty bestowed upon them. The Battle of Yorktown was won mainly by the bombardment by the French and Continental gun crew of British General Cornwallis’ defenses- FREEDOM’S THUNDER.

  •  Voice of the People-Exercise of Debate, Three Branches of Government; Freedom of Speech
  •  Patriotism-slogans and symbols of Liberty and Independence
  •  Historic documents that Shaped and Governed and those that drove our nation to fight for Independence-Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Intolerable Acts, Navigation Acts
  •  Homeland defense by citizen soldiers-National Guard, Coast Guard
  •  Strong Relations & Aiding Those in Need - U.S. Diplomatic Corp, Kids Helping Kids, S.R./ SAR/DAR preservation of history & education.

This year CAR will discover how our nation was shaped by FREEDOM’S THUNDER. In October 1781 the world was shaken by the Seige of Yorktown which finally relieved the colonists of the oppression placed on them by England. N.S.C.A.R. will partner with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in the celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown and create a hands-on educational curriculum based outdoor interpretive program. This project comes at a perfect time, due to our hosting of the annual Yorktown Victory celebration, which is an honor that C.A.R. is granted every fifteen years.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

N.S.C.A.R. National Project 2015-2016

N.S.C.A.R. National President-Ms. Erin Jackson
N.S.C.A.R. National Senior President- Ms. Billie Spence

Theme: Road To Independence
Project: The First Oval Office

    The N.S.C.A.R. National Project is to raise funds for the “The First Oval Office” permanent exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution. Many places can claim that George Washington spent the night, but how many people can say that they have saved, made a home for, and promoted education about the room where George Washington spent the entire Revolutionary War? We are presented with this unique opportunity!

    The Museum of the American Revolution is a brand new museum located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, the city that served as the headquarters of America’s independence and founding. Located a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this museum will be the home of The First Oval Office, General George Washington’s marquis tent. Within this tent George Washington was visited by Founding Fathers, Great Ladies, Military leaders, and important Allies from 1775-1783. This authentic witness to history traveled the Road To Independence.

    I hope that you will join me in my passion for C.A.R. and its message. Together we can travel the Road To Independence and preservation of our nations’ history with the Museum of the American Revolution, and can create a permanent home for The First Oval Office. Together we can present the next generation to what we hold important-Independence, Service and Patriotism.

N.J.C.A.R. State Project 2015-2016 LIBERTY HALL

NJCAR State President- Tara A. Greene
NJCAR State Senior President- Ms. Heather Smith

Theme: Journey Through History
Project: Liberty Hall

    State President, Tara A. Greene, is proud to announce the N.J.C.A.R. State project for 2015-2016. The theme is “Journey Through History” with the goal to raise funds to support LIBERTY HALL and the educational history  programs they offer to children of all ages.

    LIBERTY HALL was home to Governor William Livingston. Built in 1772 on 120 acres in Elizabethtown, NJ, this home and property have been extensively altered over the years, yet stands as a historic view into our past. William Livingston served as a member of the First, Second and Third Continental Congress and as a signer of the United States Constitution became New Jersey’s first governor. In 1811, the Kean family purchased the property and lived in LIBERTY HALL until 1995. Today, LIBERTY HALL offers a fascinating Journey Through History by showcasing the experiences of one American family both as a museum and through historic tours and events.

SUPPORT THE 2015-2015 
N.J.C.A.R. Project by :

1. Click Crowdrise & make a contribution. Please put  along with   your name Washington Elm Society

2. Purchase a “Journey Through History” pin for $10 to “wear” your support

3. Purchase voices for a Patriotic Clock and other items

Friday, April 18, 2014

N.S.C.A.R. President's Project

N.S.C.A.R. President, Betsey Ehmcke
N.S.C.A.R. Senior President, Hans E. Jackson

"O! Say Can You See"


The 2014-2015 National President’s project is to make a donation to the Star-Spangled Flag House in Baltimore, Maryland, in honor of the Star-Spangled Banner’s bicentennial. The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House began as the home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, and has become a museum that retells the impact Mary and her flag had on our independence. The museum attracts nearly 10,000 visitors each year, with 30% of its visitors coming with school groups.
 Unfortunately, of the ten flags on the grounds of the Flag House, all ten are in need of repair. As this is an expensive project and falls outside of restricted exhibit funds, the Flag House has been unable to fix them. This year, the N.S.C.A.R. hopes to raise $20,000 to donate to the Flag House. With our donation, all ten flags can be restored, including a large Star-Spangled Banner that flies in front of the museum. Our donation will also cover the cost of a recognition marker for the N.S.C.A.R. on the Flag House grounds.

Docent, Jill Peterson, portraying Mary Pickersgill 
at the Germantown Campus, Montgomery College

  Star Spangled Banner sung by the Gas House Gang