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February 23, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

February 23, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

February 25, 2017
Girl Scouts: My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am-12pm, DAR Headquarters

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-family-story-girl-scout-brownie-badge-program-tickets-28774584557?aff=es2

February 25, 2017
Girl Scouts: Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm-2:30pm, DAR Headquarters

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the march right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://playingthepast_feb25.eventbrite.com

March 2, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

March 4, 2017
Family Event: Science!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm, DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-In

Scientists and discoverers of the past used special tools to learn about the world around them. Take a look through a real 18th century microscope and see if you can navigate the seas using an octant.

March 9, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

March 14, 2017
Museum Lecture: Collection Storage Tips

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-In

Wondering how to store Grandma’s silver or that family heirloom quilt? Museums face these questions too! Join DAR Museum Collections Manager Anne Ruta and Associate Registrar Carrie Blough to discover safe storage methods and see examples of storage materials, and get some tips you can take home.

March 16, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

March 18, 2017
Girl Scouts: My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am-12pm, DAR Headquarters

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-family-story-girl-scout-brownie-badge-program-tickets-28774620665?aff=es2

March 23, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

March 24, 2017
An Agreeable Evening

5:00-7:30pm

Join us for a 19th-century happy hour at the DAR Museum! The evening will include live folk music by local muscians, tastings of various hard ciders, light hors d’oeuvres, and tours of our special exhibit "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion After the Revolution. Come explore the DAR Museum after-hours and discover what it means to have an 'agreeable evening.'

Staff from Distillery Lane Ciderworks, a family-owned cidery in Jefferson, Maryland, will provide tastings of their popular hard ciders. Tickets include samples of two hard ciders but additional tastings will be available for purchase. For more information on Distillery Lane Ciderworks, see their website.

 

$25; register here

This late night event may be paired with our event "An Agreeable Symposium" on Saturday, March 25th. Register for the symposium here

March 25, 2017
An Agreeable Symposium

9:00am-5:00pm

Join the DAR Museum for this all-day symposium! Based on the current exhibit "An Agreeable Tyrant": Fashion After the Revolution, these engaging speakers will explore the following topics:

  • Who Wore What When and Where? - Alden O'Brien, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, DAR Museum
  • Race-Based Fashion in the New Nation:  Re-centering African Influences within American Culture - Katie Knowles, PhD
  • A Tale of Two Suits: George Washington and the Quest for Aesthetic Independence, 1783-1815 - Linzy Brekke-Aloise, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Gender Studies, Stonehill College
  • Imports, Homespun, and Industry:  Apparel Textiles of Federal-Era America - Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, National Museum of American History
  • Republican Raiment and Federal Foppery: Men’s Fashion in America, 1780-1830 - Mark Hutter, Tailor, Colonial Williamsburg
  • Paste and Pearls:  Jewelry of the Federal Era – Taylor Shelby, Dames a la Mode

$125; register here. Registration deadline: March 11, 2017

Arriving in D.C. early or planning to visit the exhibition before the symposium? Join us for the reception on Friday, March 24th. An Agreeable Evening will include live folk music by local muscians, tastings of various hard ciders, and tours of our special exhibit '"An Agreeable Tyrant': Fashion After the Revolution." Purchase tickets here

March 30, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

April 1, 2017
Family Event: Colonial Career Day

11:00 am - 2:00 pm, DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-In

What job would you want in the 1700s? Try out different careers from the colonial days. Would you be a good carpenter? Or a weaver? Or an apothecary? Come learn some new skills and figure out how you would make money if you lived in the time of George Washington.

April 6, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

April 13, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

April 20, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

April 27, 2017
Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

1:00-2:00
Free, Drop-In

Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!

Exhibit tours offered Thursdays from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017. Free for drop-in individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more, contact museum@dar.org for group tour options.

April 29, 2017
Girl Scouts: My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am-12pm, DAR Headquarters

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-family-story-girl-scout-brownie-badge-program-tickets-28774642731?aff=es2

April 29, 2017
Girl Scouts: Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm-2:30pm, DAR Headquarters

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the march right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://playingthepast_april29.eventbrite.com

May 13, 2017
Girl Scouts: My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am-12pm, DAR Headquarters

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-family-story-girl-scout-brownie-badge-program-tickets-28774699902?aff=es2

May 13, 2017
Family Event: Dairy Delights

11:00 am - 2:00 pm, DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-In

Use recipes from the 1700s and 1800s to turn milk into delicious treats like ice cream and butter.

May 13, 2017
Girl Scouts: Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm-2:30pm, DAR Headquarters

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the march right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://playingthepast_may13.eventbrite.com

June 3, 2017
Girl Scouts: My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am-12pm, DAR Headquarters

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-family-story-girl-scout-brownie-badge-program-tickets-28774719962?aff=es2

June 3, 2017
Family Event: Keeping Clean

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free, Drop-In

How did people keep themselves and their houses clean before indoor plumbing? Try out recipes for soaps, tooth powders, stain removers and more.

June 3, 2017
Girl Scouts: Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm-2:30pm, DAR Headquarters

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the march right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://playingthepast_june3.eventbrite.com