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Remembering the American Revolution, 1776-1890

Opening October 9, 2015

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 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.

Visitor hours for Remembering the American Revolution, 1776-1890 will be during DAR Museum regular hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.