Next week the May/June 2010 issue of American Spirit, and its member companion, Daughters newsletter, will begin arriving in mailboxes of all 165,000 members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The increased circulation of the magazine and newsletter for this special issue enable NSDAR to promote subscriptions, encourage membership development and recount the achievements of the past three years of President General Linda Gist Calvin’s administration.

For some, this complimentary issue may be the first introduction to the National Society’s publications. We hope they like what they see, from the cover story, “Portals to the Past,” about our nostalgic yearning for covered bridges to the feature on Revolutionary War POWs, “Sacrifice for Independence.” We celebrate spring with “Freedom Machines,” a story on the history of bicycles in America, and we travel West to learn more about the frontier history of the pristinely beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyo., which offers adventure for modern-day explorers. A historian takes another look at the life and career of Horatio Gates, a largely unknown Revolutionary hero, and we salute a history teacher making our nation’s founding principles real and tangible for his students.
For subscription information, please visit American Spirit online.