Throughout the history of DAR, Historic Preservation has always been one of the main focuses of the mission of the organization. DAR members participate in a wide variety of Historic Preservation projects as it is crucial to saving our history for future generations. Our National Day of Service project for 2022 is to begin the restoration of the memorials at the Magnolia Cemetery.
Established in 1884, Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place of the 20th Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts and other notable American figures as former U.S. Consul to Edinburgh Scotland Wallace Bruce (appointed by President Benjamin Harrison) and “The Human Flag” Perry Biddle made famous by Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Throughout the year and by special request, we conduct educational and historical tours of the cemetery.