This page lists NSSAR events that may be of interest to all members.
2018 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution – June 8-10, 2018 Baltimore, MD
This session is being held at:
The Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore
4 West University Parkway
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Though the participation of France in the American Revolution is well-established in the historiography, the role of Spain – France’s ally as a result of the so-called “Family Compact” that united the two Bourbon monarchies – is relatively understudied and underappreciated.
This neglect is surprising, given Spain’s significant material and martial contributions to the American effort from 1779. The renewal of interest in global and international history makes such continued neglect untenable: Spain and Britain clashed repeatedly during the global war of which the American Revolution was but one theater, whether in the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast and Florida, Minorca, and Gibraltar. Following the establishment of American independence, Spain remained one of the nascent republic’s most significant allies and the Spanish empire became one of its most significant neighbors and, often illicitly, trading partners.
Spain and the American Revolution will be chaired by Gabriel Paquette, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and the 2018 SAR Distinguished Scholar.
Click here for more information and the registration form.
129th National Congress – July 5 -11, 2019 Costa Mesa, CA
Approximately every 10 years, the SAR holds the National Congress in California. Many of you will remember the 2008 Congress in Sacramento and the great time we had there.
In 2019 California again will host the National Congress, this time in Orange County at the spacious Orange County Hilton in Costa Mesa, a stone’s throw from the famous South Coast Plaza, and “next door” to Newport Beach. The Congress Planning Committee chose this location after a comprehensive search, working with representatives of the California society to find a hotel which met the requirements regarding both budget and amenities. Click here for more details.
Please click here to visit the California SAR website to keep up to date with the latest information.
A 129th National Congress Medal set, including both a large and miniature medal, has been struck for CASSAR and is now available for purchase. CASSAR will use the proceeds from the sale of the medals to defray a portion of the expenses associated with serving as the Congress host society. Click here to see pictures of the medals, and instructions on how to buy them.