Each year, the National President creates a National Project and Theme in support of educational programs. Led by the National President and Senior National President, the National Officers, State Presidents, and National Chairmen promote the project and theme throughout the country at the nine regional meetings.


National President Erin Moore

Senior National President Joanne Zumbrun


National Theme "Browsing History"
National Project "James Monroe Online"

This year, N.S.C.A.R. will be “Browsing History” by raising funds for the creation of James Monroe Online (JMO) in a partnership with James Monroe’s Highland and the College of William and Mary. JMO will be a free and open online portal to access images and searchable transcriptions of the archival collections devoted to our nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

James Monroe once said, “It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that our fellow-citizens are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.” JMO addresses what has been a major impediment to Monroe scholarship to date by giving scholars and laypeople alike access to the comprehensive works of James Monroe in a single free-access portal.

Please join N.S.C.A.R in digitizing the works of the last founding father. Together we can expand the legacy, knowledge, and appreciation of James Monroe and his lifetime commitment to public service.

Use this handout to discuss the National Project at your State and Local Meetings, with your sponsoring DAR, SAR, & S.R. Chapters, or out in the community!  

2017-2018 National Project Flyer

2017-2018 National Project Sales Catalog (Login Required)

Let's get Browsing

Want to get Hands-On with JMO?

Erin Moore, National President has been given digital scans of Monroe documents, including correspondence between Monroe and Major General Lee, among other significant historical figures. If your society is interested, please email Erin at erincatherinemoore@gmail.com The documents will be first come, first serve.

See the INFORMATION FLYER for more details!

Past National Projects include patriotic efforts such as promoting bonds during World War I and donating an ambulance during World War II.  More recent projects include protecting artifacts uncovered in Mount Vernon's archaeological digs; providing an outdoor classroom at the Independence Park Institute in Philadelphia, PA; and contributing to The National World War II Museum for the acquisition of educational tools and resources for the Student/Teacher Resource Center.