The Daughters of the American Revolution Aspen Snowflake 2012 will be available for the Continental Congress annual meeting for Daughters of the American Revolution. The Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C. as the annual national meeting of the DAR membership since the organization’s founding in 1890. Not to be confused with the United States “Congress,” the DAR national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War.
The D.A.R. Snowflake Ornament celebrates America’s Founding Mothers, and Orange HOWELL’s owner, Paula Zanger’s own family heritage. Orange Howell is the given name of her great, great grandfather, married to Fanny Bedwell. Paula is a direct descendant (on her Mother’s side), of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley-Howland and John Howland a passenger and signer of Mayflower Compact who helped found Plymouth Colony, Robert Bedwell one of the six delegates to the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Assembly in Philadelphia in 1703, and American Revolutionary Patriots, Benjamin Barnard and Barachiah Macy.
Those in attendance include over 3,000 delegates representing the membership of 165,000 Daughters from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many international chapters. Since its founding, the DAR has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism and those objectives are reflected in all of the events of DAR Continental Congress.
Aspen Crystal Snowflake will be available at Neiman Marcus online, September 2012 and eshop on the Orange HOWELL website.