Board of Managers Meeting

President Donald Deering has scheduled a meeting of the MDSSAR Board of Officers and Managers for Saturday, June 24th, at Dutch's Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick Maryland 21703. 

The normal meeting announcement will follow at a later date.

DCSSAR July 4th Celebrations

Compatriots and friends,

I write to invite you most cordially to gather with the D.C. Sons of the American Revolution, the C.A.R.s, and members of many other lineage and patriotic organizations on the morning on the Fourth of July for our traditional Independence Day kickoff at Congressional Cemetery.

Boonsboro Washington Monument Dedication Ceremony

The Christian Ardinger Chapter and the Boonsboro Historical Society will be holding a monument dedication ceremony at Washington Monument State Park. All MDSSAR members and friends are welcome, and those contributing in the entertainment by appearing in colonial dress are invited  to a luncheon immediately after the event(although limited space is available due to a large number of dignitaries attending, ceremony participants will be given first preference). 


The Hall of Presidents BEFORE Washington

Before George Washington and the Constitution, 14 separate men led a unicameral Congress as President under the Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress. They are either omitted from the history books or, if mentioned at all, dismissed as powerless or irrelevant.  This illusion is shattered by the “AMERICA’S 14 FORGOTTEN PRESIDENTS OF CONGRESS BEFORE GEORGE WASHINGTON” collection of original, signed documents (one by each president before Washington) owned by brothers Sam, George, and Dr.

Gen. William Smallwood Chapter Meeting

To:  All Compatriots, Prospective Members and Friends of the Chapter and their spouses or significant others.


The regular dinner meeting of the General William Smallwood Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held on Thursday – 01 June 2017 at The Knights Of Columbus Council 2169, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.


The program for the evening will be:  “Clara Barton was. . . .?”, Park Ranger Susan Finta, Clara Barton National Historic Site.  Installation of Chapter Officer for 2017-2018 will also be held.


History of the Col. Aquila Hall Chapter

The Colonel Aquila Hall Chapter was first organized and chartered on September 10, 1920, primarily through the efforts of the Honorable James H. Preston of Baltimore and the Honorable Walter Preston of Bel Air. It was the first Chapter in the State of Maryland, but soon fell inactive. Efforts by Armard V. Motsinger in 1968 to bring it back were unsuccessful.

General William Smallwood Chapter Memorial Day Event

Dear Compatriots,

As in past years, the General William Smallwood Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will sponsor the Memorial Day observances at the Veterans Memorial Park in Woodmont Triangle at the intersection of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda.

The ceremonies will occur on Monday, May 29th beginning at 10:30 am.


Col. Aquila Hall Chapter Meeting

Chapter members,


Announcing the April Chapter meeting:


When: Sunday, April 9th, at 1:30 PM

Where: Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main St., Bel Air. 


This is an important meeting as new officers will be installed.  Proposed slate of officers for the upcoming 2017-2018 year.


President Bill Batton 

Vice President  Lou Raborg 

Treasurer  Dave Hoover 

Recording Secretary  Steve Clark 

Corresponding Secretary  Ray Lazzaro 

Registrar  Chris Smithson 


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