Category Archives: DAR Museum

DAR Museum – “An Agreeable Tyrant” Visits the DAR Museum Period Rooms

Written by Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, DAR Museum Director and Chief Curator  On October 7th, years of research, collecting, and planning culminated in the opening of the DAR Museum’s current exhibition, “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution”.  Curator Alden O’Brien, applied her … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Current Exhibition

October 7, 2016 – April 29, 2017 It’s 1781. The Revolution is over, and we are no longer colonists! We are citizens of an independent nation. But wait—are we going to follow English and French fashions? The royal courts and … Continue reading

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Chapter Chatter: CSSDAR Participates in DAR Museum Adopt-An-Object Program

During the Northern and Southern Councils 2016 the California State Society DAR Museum Outreach Committee held a raffle to raise funds to adopt a delicate 1820’s muslin dress. Due to the generosity of the California Daughters funds to adopt the … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Outreach Committee Update

DAR MUSEUM OUTREACH COMMITTEE UPDATE If you are attending the 125TH CONTINENTAL CONGRESS June 15-19, 2016, or your summer vacation plans include a trip to Washington, DC, VISIT THE DAR MUSEUM and MEMORIAL CONTINENTAL HALL CONGRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE DAR … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Outreach Committee Update

DAR MUSEUM OUTREACH COMMITTEE “WHAT CAN MY CHAPTER DO FOR THE DAR MUSEUM?” As this year winds down and you prepare plans for your Chapter’s next term I encourage you to include the DAR Museum on your agenda. Donations to … Continue reading

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Remembering the American Revolution

Daughters, I hope you are enjoying the current DAR MUSEUM Exhibit.  On display are more than 100 historical objects dating to the first three generations of American independence that maintain a tie to the American Revolutionary War. The exhibition explores … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Launches New Exhibition

REMEMBERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1776-1890 explores how citizens of the new United States maintained a connection to the Revolution by saving and creating objects. Following the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the ultimate military victory in 1783, people … Continue reading

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CSSDAR Participates in DAR Museum Adopt-an-Object Program

The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is participating in the DAR Museum’s Adopt-An-Object Program. During the Northern and Southern Councils 2015 the California State Society DAR Museum Outreach Committee held a raffle to raise funds to adopt … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Goes Social

Did you know that the DAR Museum is on three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? The Museum uses social media to educate and increase awareness about the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and programs. Daughters are invited to join any … Continue reading

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New DAR Museum Quilt Exhibition Opens

Announcing “Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” October 3, 2014 – September 5, 2015 These Maryland and Virginia women used the finest fabrics… Their family members, friends, and servants stitched with them… They took their regional designs … Continue reading

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The DAR Museum – An Inspired Collection

Quiz:  On October 11, 1890, after officially organizing the National Society, the first work the ladies undertook was a commitment to raising funds for a monument to George Washington’s mother, Mary.  What was the second work undertaken that day?   … Continue reading

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