Welcome to the website of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Please check back soon. As discussed at our most recent meeting, Vice President Holmes is investigating a couple of location options for our Christmas meeting. We will be updating the site once we have a final location.
Thank you for your patience while we secure a location and time!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2015
Contact: Dave Gilliard
Roseville, CA — The California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has awarded fifth grade teacher Nicole Jacobson of John Adams Academy in Roseville their Bronze Good Citizenship medal. The award ceremony took place at the society’s annual fall meeting at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California on Saturday, November 7.
This summer, Jacobson took part in the Freedom’s Foundation Summer Workshop for teachers, in Valley Forge, PA. She was sponsored at the week-long workshop by the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
“Nicole Jacobson expresses a passion and enthusiasm for American History that will enrich and educate her students for years to come,” said Dave Gilliard of the Gold Country Chapter. “The heroic history of our nation’s struggle for independence is too often short-changed in schools. Teachers like Nicole are doing a tremendous service, not only to their students but to the community and country, by giving their students the true story of our country’s founding.”
The Sons of the American Revolution is a 501c3 non-profit organization that traces its roots to 1876. The Bronze Good Citizenship Medal was authorized in 1895 and recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state.
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A reminder of upcoming events:
Thank you to all who participated in the Revolutionary War Days encampment and the Constitution Day Parade in Nevada City.
Encampment: Dale and Coreena Ross, Sam and Liz Sublett, Gordon and Jeanette Clark, Keith Bigbee, and Ron and Conni Barker
Parade: Dale and Coreena Ross, Gordon Clark, Keith Bigbee, Richard Manifor and Ron and Conni Barker.
At the August Meeting, we discussed the upcoming events in September. The Constitution Day Parade in Nevada City will be preceded by Revolutionary War Days at Pioneer Park on Saturday and earlier in the day on Sunday. You can find more information on the Events Page.
The Revolutionary War Days event is put on by Haslet’s Delaware Regiment.
A special thanks to Compatriot Ron Barker for preparing the latest issue of the Forty-Niner, Gold Country Chapter’s Newsletter. The August 2015 issues is now posted on the Newsletter Page.
Dear Gold Country Compatriots,
Yesterday we received a note from the teacher we sponsored for the Valley Forge Program, Nicole Jacobson of Roseville (standing left in the picture), who is currently back east studying the American Revolution.
Her note, in part, says:
“This once in a lifetime trip has truly changed my life, and my perception of history. I never dreamed of experiencing the things that I have experienced here. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity. You will never know how much it means to me.”
Please consider helping us continue these efforts with a mid-year donation to the Gold Country SAR.
Many members have expressed an interest in obtaining uniforms and period clothing. Whether you are looking to reenact, join the color guard, or making a vibrant and engaging addition to your educational presentation, you will find good resources on our Uniform and Clothing Page.
See the Event Page for more details.