Featured Object

In each issue, the bimonthly DAR magazine, American Spirit, highlights an object from the DAR Museum collection in its "National Treasures" feature. These objects, often recent accessions or important pieces in the current exhibit, always have a story to tell about American history.

National Treasures

Something to Crow About

Standing upright on its copper sphere, this rooster appears ready to crow. Made of lead, sheet iron and copper and still showing traces of its original gilding, the DAR Museum’s engaging circa-1850 weathercock represents metalcraft at its best. According to oral history, the weather vane—an object long synonymous with the American folk art movement—graced the top of St. John’s Methodist Church in Watertown, Mass., in the mid-19th century. The Joseph Coolidge Chapter gave it to the Museum in 1957.

American Spirit, Volume 142, Number 3, May/June 2008, Page 7
Photo by Debra Rosenblum

More National Treasures

Sitting Pretty

To the Rescue

Strange Brew

Tayloe Family Ties

Ornamental Trio

Reviving the Stone

A Record to Remember

Strong Set

Fashion Flashback

Let's Go Ride a Bike

Rock-a-Bye

Isn't It Romantic

A Rockin' Good Toy

The Mystery of Mother and Child

Keep Cool

Dress for the Ages

Historical Register

Banjo Time

Getting Warmer

Virginia Map Quest

Serve It Up

Greatest Toy on Earth

Dress for the Day

Boston Uncommon

A Teapot to Revere

Seats of Honor

Birthday Threads

Clockwork

Play On

Top Drawer

Burning Bright

Seated in Revolution

Sister Stitch

Tea Time

Capturing Cherubs

A Link to the Past

Brushes with Fame

Something Borrowed

Supper Is Served

Stately Seats

Heirloom High Chest

Making Beautiful Music

Forged From Fire

For Madame's Trousseau

Let It Out

Heavenly Harmonies

Priceless Pooch

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