DAR Museum Collection
- Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
- Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America
- Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925
By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana in the DAR Museum
Selections from this DAR Museum gallery exhibition show the charming and beautiful work of artisans, craftsmen and untrained artists.
Telling Their Stories: Samplers and Silk Needlework
Schoolgirl artwork, such as these samplers, provides a window into the lives of early American girls.
Artifacts of the Abolitionist Movement
The DAR Museum owns several objects from the American anti-slavery movement of the early 19th century. Images, slogans and poems designed to win sympathy for slaves and support for the abolitionist cause were printed on everything from paper broadsides to pin-holders, from purses to china.
- The DAR Museum Collection in the Online Quilt Index
DAR Memorial Continental Hall houses 31 Period Rooms, historically inspired scenes which display pieces from the DAR Museum collection. With each room sponsored by a different state organization of NSDAR, they reflect a wide range of time and place.
More Virtual Exhibitions
This tour showcases the beautiful and versatile spaces in the DAR Headquarters, including the DAR Library, DAR Museum Gallery, Constitution Hall, and the rooms available for the public to rent.
The Americana Collection houses manuscripts and imprints pertaining to the history of Colonial America, the Revolutionary War period and the Early National period to 1830. The collection is also home to diaries, letters, household inventories, samples of colonial-era currency, court records, birth and marriage records, land deeds and grants and military documents.
The NSDAR Archives serves as the repository for NSDAR records which are no longer administratively useful but which have sufficient historical or other value to warrant their continued preservation. The NSDAR Archives houses the non-current permanent records created in the course of business by the National Society—items such as correspondence, meeting minutes, project files, photographs and the like.