Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our Home for the Week

Just arrived in Washington D.C. for the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Continental Congress. Most of the daughters in town will stay at the J.W. Marriott close to DAR Headquarters. While I will miss the camraderie and fellowship of my sisters in the society, I have chosen to stay at the Anderson House on Massachusetts Ave. close to Dupont Circle.

Anderson House was built between 1902 and 1905 in the heart of Dupont Circle, which was at that time, our capital's most fashionable neighborhood. At a cost of nearly $750,000, the Boston firm, Arthur Little & Herbert Browne, designed this Beaux Arts mansion ... read more

The Anderson House is home for the Society of the Cincinnati which was founded at the close of the Revolutionary War by the officers of the Continental line and their French counterparts, who had served together in the struggle for American independence. They wished to preserve the rights and liberties for which they had fought and to foster the bonds of friendship that had been formed among them during the long years of war.

Members of the Society are welcome to stay in one of the thirteen guest rooms (each is named for one of the original thirteen colonies). We happen to be staying in the Maryland suite for the duration of the Continental Congress.

There is a bus which will take me each day to DAR Headquarters - looking forward to the first trip in tomorrow for registration and perhaps a little time in the DAR Library.

Bits n' Bytes for the next few days will focus on the events of the day at DAR Headquarters with a picture or two along the way. Should be fun!

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