NEWS
DAR National Headquarters
 1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
 www.dar.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact:
June 30, 2008 Bren Landon
blandon@dar.org
(202) 572-0563
 
DAR Launches New Virtual Tours
of Headquarters and Museum
 

WASHINGTON, DC - The Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters Buildings are a true treasure in downtown Washington, D.C. They house the Society's collections, host cultural events, and stand as National Historic Landmarks. Although nothing can replace an in-person tour, you can now experience the grandeur and beauty of the DAR Museum Period Rooms and DAR Headquarters through new online virtual tours.

Step inside the rooms of DAR Headquarters online with these interactive 360 degree photography tours. Each virtual tour provides the opportunity for you to move around the room by dragging your mouse to the different areas you want to see. The 360 degree perspective allows you to see everything in the room from the beautiful chandeliers and architectural features to the antique furnishings and carpets, exploring the many highlights of the DAR buildings.

To view the DAR Virtual Tour, visit the DAR Web site at www.dar.org/virtualtours.

In the DAR Headquarters virtual tour, you can take a look inside DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.'s largest concert hall, as well as the DAR Museum Gallery, which houses exhibits and collections of early American artifacts. You can also explore the DAR Library. Housed in the Society's first auditorium, it is not only one of the country's foremost genealogical libraries, but also one of the most beautiful.

In addition, DAR Headquarters houses a number of stunning spaces available for public use for special events, including weddings, filmings, meetings and receptions. In the virtual tour, event planners can imagine the variety of possibilities these rooms have to offer. For more information about using the DAR Headquarters as an event venue, visit www.dar.org/events.

Located throughout the historic Memorial Continental Hall, 31 DAR Museum Period Rooms display artifacts from the DAR Museum decorative and fine arts collection in a variety of historical settings. Each room depicts regional or period American interiors from the 17th to the early 20th-century, including a Colonial Revival parlor, pioneer bedroom, and Revolutionary tavern. All 31 rooms are showcased in the virtual tour and include detailed descriptions of the historical objects featured in the room. For more information about the DAR Museum, visit www.dar.org/museum.

DAR is delighted to offer this new opportunity to explore the variety of beautiful and historic spaces and objects that the buildings have to offer. Enjoy the rooms tour online, but then make sure to come to Washington, D.C. to fully experience the magnificent DAR Headquarters Buildings in person.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children.  Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. DAR Headquarters is located at 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. and is open to the public Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.

 

 
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