America 250!

We are approaching the 250th birthday of the United States on July 4, 2026.  Congress formed the United States Semiquincentennial Commission to plan the celebration of 250th birthday of the United States in 2016.   DAR is a member of the commission.

Much like the Bicentennial celebration of 1976, this observance provides an exceptional opportunity for community involvement.  DAR chapters are working to leave a lasting impact on their communities through meaningful local projects and events during this anniversary.

Our chapter is raising the money to purchase and install the bronze plaque in the Huntington Burial Ground cemetery.  The bronze sign will be a 30”-x-30” stand-alone marker as pictured here.

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter welcomes all donations of any amount to help finance the purchase and placement of this historic marker.

If you have any questions, please contact our chapter at the email address here:

More information about DAR’s celebration of America’s 250th birthday can be found at the national website for DAR at