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This exhibition explores how we got from the fireplace and washing clothes by hand to the many conveniences we take for granted today like automated electric appliances, plumbing and central heating...
From the last years of the bustle to the flapper era, unprecedented changes in women’s fashion took place, which reflected the underlying seismic shifts in women’s roles in American society. The DAR...
The DAR Museum’s first-ever exhibition devoted entirely to folk art showcases a facet of the collection that evolved largely by accident. The DAR Museum was never intended to be a repository for folk...
On a visit to a museum, you may admire a piece of ornate furniture for its beauty, while others are intrigued by its statement of social status, while still others may see clues that make them...
The exquisitely detailed furniture of craftsman John Shearer is showcased in the DAR Museum exhibition “‘A True North Britain’: The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820,” which runs from October 8,...
To commemorate the Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who was instrumental in supporting the American Revolution, the DAR Museum presents the exhibition, “Honoring Lafayette: Contemporary Quilts...
A new exhibition at the DAR Museum showcases the beautiful artistry and marketing genius of Josiah Wedgwood which still thrives today, 250 years after he founded his famous ceramics company. "...
The DAR Museum celebrates childhood of the past with a playful exhibition of late 19th- and early 20th - century toys. “Return to Toyland,” which runs from October 3, 2008 through February 28, 2009,...
With nearly 80 examples of 19th century needlework on display in the new DAR Museum exhibition, visitors will have the pleasure of not only viewing beautiful textiles, but also get a glimpse into the...
WASHINGTON, DC –Being a museum curator isn't just about picking old or pretty objects for a collection - so what does make an object "museum-worthy"? The DAR Museum exhibition "New Threads: Quilts...
It has been a part of all of our daily routines since the beginning of time, but how was going to bed different in times past? The DAR Museum exhibition “And So To Bed: The American Bedroom 1750-1920...
WASHINGTON, DC – "People were shorter then." "This is a 'Chippendale,' chair, named after the furniture maker who designed it." "George Washington personally gave this set of china to this family."...
WASHINGTON, DC – The DAR Museum will showcase some of its strangest and most intriguing collection items in the exhibition, "Obsolete, Odd and Absolutely Ooky Stuff from the DAR Museum Vaults," on...
WASHINGTON, DC – “Memorial Continental Hall: 100 Years of History,” an exhibition examining the rich history of this National Historic Landmark Building, located just two blocks from the White House...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A major exhibition of American needlework and quilts will be presented at the DAR Museum in the Main Gallery from October 8, 2004 through April 30, 2005. Home and Country: American...
Washington, D.C. - Fifteen vintage wedding dresses, as well as groom's attire, will be on view at the DAR Museum from April 16 through September 4, 2004. Something Old, Something New: Inventing the...
Have you ever traveled to an unfamiliar place and found yourself lost, looking for directions? If so, you undoubtedly have discovered the benefits of a good map, something as important today as it...
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1-The DAR Museum exhibition Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Service in the Revolutionary War is extending its run until August 30, 2003. Forgotten...
Washington, DC, December 1, 2001--The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (DAR) announces the opening of a new exhibition, The Stuff of Childhood: Artifacts and Attitudes 1700 to 1900. The...
Fanny Kemble, 1832. By Thomas Sully. Feminine Images: American Portraits 1750-1860, brings together more than eighty images of women and young girls who lived during the eighteenth and nineteenth...