Historical Activities

NSCDA works to preserve the past in order to provide information for the future. National projects include the following: oral histories, sampler survey, survey of American Paintings and portraits before 1914, and ancestor bibliography register.

The DC Society is primarily focused on the following projects:

  • “Ancestor Talks” where members research and share information about one of their ancestors
  • Daytime and evening book clubs
  • Archiving NSCDA and DC Society records that date back to the 1891 founding of the national organization 

Patriotic Service            

NSCDA-DC works through education to stimulate a spirit of true patriotism and a knowledge of the American heritage in citizens and others. Projects include the following:

  • Scholarships and awards in American History
  • Scholarships and awards to Native Americans pursuing careers in the field of Nursing
  • An annual Congressional Seminar Essay Contest which sponsors high school students a week in Washington to learn about our national government and to tour our nation’s capital
  • Support of our troops and veterans abroad and at home
  • Naturalization ceremonies