Daughters hear about national museum


FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held their April meeting at the Pierce House on Main Street. Tea and desserts were provided by the chapter to residents and members, followed by a program.

Earlene “Kitty” Chadborne, state curator of the Maine State Period Room at the DAR National Museum in Washington, D.C., gave a presentation, showing various pieces of furniture in the room, where they came from and the procedure for acquiring them.

The DAR Museum’s mission is to support the society’s goals of preservation, education and patriotism by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the material, culture and social history. This depicts the artistry and the craftsmanship of objects made and used in pre-industrial America. There are 31 period rooms in the Museum; the Museum is open to the public every day except Sunday.

Following the program, Regent Marcia White opened the business meeting and the residents were invited to attend. Barbara Titcomb led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Nelda Doak, a resident of Pierce House and a member of Colonial Daughters, led the group in reciting the Americans Creed.

The next chapter meeting will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at LeFleur’s Restaurant in Jay. Duluth Wing of Eustis will present a program entitled “There Was A Land – Flagstaff.”

Members present were Marcia White, Nancy Flick, Wilma Rector, Jeanette Stevens, Melanie Farmer, Belle Foss, Connie Hiltz, Joanne Page, Theo Ross, Barbara Titcomb, Anne Kendall, Ruby Kulpa, Nelda Doak and Martha Wasgatt.