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Chapter meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, August through May, unless otherwise determined.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome at all meetings, except for one annual business meeting in January.

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DAR Museum
A collection of 20 pre-1850 quilts from the DAR Museum was a special exhibit at Houstonís George R. Brown Convention Center for the 2008 Houston International Quilt Festival.

"Quilts for Scholarships," chaired by chapter member Twila Ilgen, is part of this Texas Society project.  Terri Harris, another James Tull Chapter member, is shown with the first quilt that she pieced together with blocks made by chapters from all over the state.  Funds raised from the quilts will be used for scholarships.
   
Genealogical Records
As a result of the work of DAR members, the DAR Library has assembled a tremendous amount of material not available anywhere else in the world. To better search this remarkable collection, DAR volunteers are currently working on creating a master index of the collection.

Members of our chapter contributed family record pages from their Bibles to be bound and placed in the DAR Library Genealogical Records Collection.

   
President General's Project
Since 1983, each President General has chosen a particular project which is then approved by the Continental Congress. President General Merry Ann Thompson Wright's project is the restoration of and improvements to our national headquarters at 1776 D Street NW in Washington, DC. The headquarters is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

James Tull Chapter fully supports the worthwhile projects of the National Society undertaken by each administration.

   
TSDAR Revolutionary Grave Marker
There are over 40 Revolutionary War patriots who are buried in Texas.  James Tull Chapter has enthusiastically supported the state project to place an obelisk on Cenotaph Hill, at the State Cemetery in Austin, honoring Revolutionary War patriots buried in Texas.  In addition, the chapter has gained permission to place individual markers honoring Capt. James Tinsley in Huntsville and Charles Polk in San Augustine.
   
Assisting Prospective Members Identify Their Patriot Ancestors
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.  Many times prospective members need help with their research.  James Tull Chapter's registrar, Lineage Research chairman, Membership chairman, and other members have consistently helped many women become members of DAR. Contact us about joining the DAR.