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May 26, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Rare Dunlap Broadside on Display at DAR Museum

The historic documents are on loan from the American Independence Museum and will be on display at the DAR Museum for a limited time. Learn more here:

June 4, 2016
Family Program - Explore the Past: The Cloth We Wear

Family Program

Explore the Past: The Cloth We Wear

12:00 - 3:00, DAR Headquarters

Look at your clothes. Do you know what they’re made out of? Find out what how people made clothes in the early days of America. Brush and spin wool to make yarn, then weave it into cloth. Examine a silkworm cocoon up close and personal. You’ll be glad clothes are easier to get these days!

Free, drop-in; optional registration to ensure enough supplies

Current Exhibition

Remembering the American Revolution 1776-1890

This exhibit 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 saved items once used in the Revolution or objects revolutionaries owned. As the country grew both in size and population, people looked for other ways to remember. Entrepreneurs and business people offered for sale products with patriotic designs and images attractive to both old and new citizens of the United States. By the end of the 1800s, the memory of the Revolution was embodied in the Colonial Revival Movement and the growth of lineage societies.