Make a Patriotic Windsock with Rae Ann Sauer, Assistant Director of Education and Archivist, National Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Did you know that just outside the city of Montevallo, AL in Shelby County there is a place where the history of this great nation is taught daily? The following is a message from the Founder and CEO of The American Village, Mr. Tom Walker.

"The American Village is planning new and improved on-site educational programs which will debut soon on the Village’s historically inspired 188-acre campus. Additionally, in the coming months the American Village will begin offering distance learning programs and opportunities that will engage students, parents, and educators across all 67 counties in Alabama and throughout the surrounding Southeastern states (and the Nation!). Visit the American Village’s website at, and like our Facebook page (, for upcoming announcements regarding these exciting additions to the Village’s innovative and pioneering educational programs."

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Resources for "Young Historians"

Daily Revolutionary War Era History

If you want to learn more of the history of the founding of this great nation, you have come to the right place!

For many years President General Jack Manning has sent out a daily Revolutionary War Era Historical Event by email. We capture his email everyday and put in the form of an old newspaper which we call "The American Patriotic Chronicle". 

Just click on the image at the right to go to the current issue. There are almost five years of postings on our website and they are searchable if you have a particular topic or individual you are interested in learning more about.

When you open it up you can click on the eagle at the top of the page to pull up the latest edition.

Have fun learning Revolutionary War Era history!


​click on the title to take you to a video about The American Village

The Articles of Association

The following links are to a program for "young historians" that was created by the National Society, SAR for educators and parents to use. The PowerPoint presentation is the main component and is supported by a vocabulary exercise. Once the students complete these they can move on the template that provides them direction as to how to create their own “Articles.” In the template we offer topic suggestions but their teacher might have other ideas to support deeper learning goals.

  • Never heard of the Articles of Association? You aren't alone. It has all but disappeared from today's history but President Abraham Lincoln referred to it in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861 when he was trying to hold the Union together. In a portion of the address  he stated "The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778. And finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." If you would like to read the entire inaugural address, it can be found at: