Of the Children of the American Revolution
C.A.R., the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 21,
lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American
Col. George Stewart Society of C.A.R.
We are always looking for new members!! We would love the help of
Our Society has won National and State Awards. We have 2 members
who are State officers and our SR Society President is also the Sr. State Treasurer for the C.A.R. in the state of Ohio. Our
Society attends the State tours and Board meetings.
We are a self funded organization and rely on individual donations
to fund our projects. We have patriotic items for sale if you are interested in supporting our fundraising efforts which help
cover the cost of society programs, postage and printing of contest documentation. We
are looking for individuals, organizations and businesses to help “sponsor” our members to attend the State/Regional
or National events. Thank you to those individuals who have supported us in the
For more information on becoming a member, helping our society with
your time or any questions please contact Kim KAD0315@yahoo.com
The 2010-2011 National Theme is "Preserving The Great Essentials”
In the summer of 1776, the representatives of the 13 Colonies met in Philadelphia's
State House. The question before them that afternoon was simple but profound. The resolution stating "that these Colonies
are, and by right ought to be, free". 12 Ayes, 1 abstention. The motion carried. The courage, the Magnificent Valor, of those
men gave the soon to be United States of America the Beginnings of Freedom. And changed the world. Forever.
Twice more men met in that same Hall; to take the expressions of Freedom given
in 1776 and turn them into the very building blocks of our nation. The Declaration of Independence gave birth to the Articles
of Confederation, which in turn became the foundation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Each gave us the
freedoms are patriot ancestors fought and died for.
In time, the Old State House became known as Independence Hall; a shrine to the
memory of those men who risked all for the birth of their nation. And people came - to visit, to learn, to stand in reverence
in the hall and room where the Founding Fathers "secured the blessings of Liberty".
Much work has been done to preserve this sacred place in our nation's history.
More work is still needed. And we, the National Society Children of the Revolution, have a part to play in this need.
In the West Wing of Independence Hall is housed the Great Essentials exhibit.
Literally, in the room next to where they were crafted, lay the Declaration of Independence printed in 1776, the Articles
of Confederation printed ca. 1780, the United States Constitution printed in 1787, and the silver ink stand used to sign them.
The Great Essentials exhibit is contained a display case that is uniquely designed
to preserve and protect these historic documents and inkstand. The case is climate-controlled, impact resistant, alarmed,
and equipped with fire detection and suppression systems separate from those that serve the building. The exhibit is illuminated
with non-fading fiber-optic lighting, and no natural light is admitted into the room where these priceless and irreplaceable
documents are housed. The documents themselves are held in oxygen-free containers.
In 2000, Independence National Park opened the Great Essentials exhibit. After
10 years of continuous operation, the Great Essentials exhibit requires an upgrade. Among the repairs planned are: replace
all illuminator boxes in the fiber-optic lighting system, clean fire detection and security alarm heads while replacing any
worn connections, redesign and replace the display case infrastructure to adequately support the document containers, repair
damaged finish on case exterior, replace case opening mechanism to eliminate sticking of case lid, and replace case lid with
The importance of preserving America's founding documents, as they were known
to the men who debated and signed them at Independence Hall, has direct applicability to the mission of the National Society
Children of the American Revolution, and our members are in a unique position to fulfill this need. The repairs and restoration
of the Great Essentials case will ensure these documents continue to be available to all Americans and that they will experience
a direct connection to our past through viewing the actual documents of this momentous time in our nation's founding.
What better way to honor these men and their Magnificent Valor.
Ohio State Project
This year, OSCAR is raising money to reconstruct a historic time ball at
the Cincinnati Observatory Center, the “Birthplace of American Astronomy.”
Before the Standard Time Act of 1918, observatories all over the United States were responsible for communicating the
time to the cities around them. Every day at solar noon, when the sun was at
its highest point in the sky (or its “zenith”), observatories would drop a ball from a tall pole, just like the
ball dropped each New Year on Times Square. Everyone in the city, seeing the
ball drop, could then synchronize their home clocks and watches to the official local time.
To raise money for this timely project, I will be selling 75th anniversary
OSCAR T-shirts, project pins, and star maps to help you navigate the sky this summer.
Tour stops will be at the Cincinnati Observatory, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, SunWatch Indian Village
in Dayton, and the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. During
the Weekend of our Northeast tour spot, we will also be visiting the Warren Rupp Observatory near Mansfield (noted to have
the clearest and darkest skies in Ohio) and the NSSAR youth awards luncheon.
If interested in making Donations to any of the below
Contact Kim Sr Society President & Sr. State Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Colonel George Stewart Society
N.S.C.A.R. For the National Project, merchandise
or National pins (see website)
O.S.C.A.R. For the State project, merchandise
or general donations for the State Conference/Regional Meeting