The SAR Magazine

Spring 2019

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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SPRING 2019 7 Westward HO!! By Congress Chairman Paul Callanan I t is coming closer, and you know you want to attend. The opportunity to visit California and attend a National Congress does not occur often, so take the time to come to Costa Mesa for the annual Congress. The Congress Hotel is the Hilton Orange County – Costa Mesa. The number for reservations is (714) 540-000. If you have trouble getting a reservation, please contact me via e-mail at As rooms become available due to cancellations, I will work on your room issues. Saturday, July 6, starts with a tour to the Lyon Air Museum and then the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. The Lyon Air Museum is a collection of unique aircraft, automobiles, military motorcycles and military vehicles that were collected by philanthropist Major General William Lyon (Ret.), who has traveled extensively to create this unique collection of World War II and later items. From there, you will go to the newly renovated Nixon Library, where you will have the opportunity to see the life and times of our 37th president during some of the most turbulent times of our nation's history. This library does an excellent job of showing you the man in both his triumphs and failures while serving as the president of the United States. If you prefer, there is also the tour to the Huntington Library and Gardens in nearby Long Beach. This library is one of the largest independent research libraries in the nation. You can spend all day wandering through the rooms and still not see everything that is offered. It houses rare books and manuscripts from one of the Ellesmere manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as well as letters and manuscripts by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. It also includes one of the 12 vellum copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. In order to better acquaint the visitor, the library has grouped about 120 rare artifacts around 12 different themes in the library. This is a unique collection of rare items for your viewing pleasure. Maybe you would like to mix a little art appreciation in with the rare books? Then here is where you will find both European and American art in one setting. You can browse art collected from the 15th through late 20th centuries in the European section, or from the 17th to the late 20th century in the American art exhibit. For those who wish to spend time in the gardens, the library has at least 11 different gardens, including include Chinese, Japanese, Desert, Shakespeare, and California gardens. Saturday evening is the host reception, which is a dinner cruise in Newport Bay Harbor on The Hornblower. Come join our California compatriots, and enjoy an evening on the water and good cuisine while sailing around the Newport Bay Harbor. On Sunday, we begin the business of Congress. We will have a color guard event at Castaways Park overlooking the bay. This will be where the President General will review the color guard before going to St. Andrew's Presbyterian 129th Annual Congress in Costa Mesa, California – July 5-11, 2019 Continued on the next page

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