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Darien Daughters Of The American Revolution Sets Up For Annual Luncheon

Jennie May Rehnberg
Jennie May Rehnberg Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Curator General Jennie May Rehnberg will be the keynote speaker when Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter DAR hosts its annual luncheon meeting Thursday, May 5 at the Country Club of Darien.

A 19-year member of the society and a member of the Roger Sherman Chapter DAR, Rehnberg will give an overview of the history of the society's Memorial Continental Hall in Washington D.C. She will discuss the development and highlight the changes to the period rooms in the museum. As curator general, she currently serves as a member of the National Board of Management and is a liaison to the Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee, DAR Museum Outreach and Women’s Issues Committees.

Rehnberg is an honorary State Regent of Connecticut, having served as both Connecticut State Regent and Connecticut State Vice Regent. She is an active Docent at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. with more than 300 volunteer hours. In addition to being a docent, she also is a DAR museum correspondent docent.

Rehnberg has served as president, treasurer and chairman of the Historic Relics Committee at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Memorial Association; on the Gov. Jonathan Trumbull House; Wadsworth Stable Committee; and the Long Range Planning Committee. Rehnberg’s love of history, preservation and interpretation has been a lifelong passion. She owns an extensive collection of relics, antiques and artifacts from all wars and has traveled throughout the United State and Europe visiting historic sites. She has three children and three grandchildren and lives on a farm in Kent with her husband, Harry Rehnberg, that dates to 1720.

Prior Rehnberg’s talk, Good Wife’s River Chapter Regent Katherine Love will report on the state DAR conference she recently attended with Registrar Karen Kreitzberger Polett.

Membership in the DAR is open to any woman over the age of 18 who can trace her direct lineage to a patriot whose last act was to give civil, patriotic or military service during the Revolutionary War.

The Country Club of Darien is at 300 Mansfield Ave., Darien.

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