The National Society Headquarters Buildings--Memorial Continental Hall, Constitution Hall, and the Administration Building--are housed on a full city block in downtown Washington, D.C. Preserved as National Registered Historic Landmarks, these buildings have hosted historic and cultural events for over a century.
The DAR was honored to co-host the Marian Anderson Commemorative Stamp Ceremony with the United States Postal Service at DAR Headquarters on January 27, 2005. Click here to read the DAR President General's welcome remarks at the cerermony.
Videos produced by the National Society provide insight into the history, current work and ongoing relevance of today's DAR.
"Today's DAR: Part 1"
For more great videos, please visit the Official Channel of the DAR!
Virtually step inside the rooms of DAR Headquarters online with this interactive 360 degree photography tour. 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 grand DAR buildings.
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.
The DAR Americana Collection explores the life of Revolutionary War General Henry Knox through his letters and other documents and images. The online exhibition features a selection of the materials archived in the Americana Room at DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Decidedly not ladies of leisure, the four founders of the DAR were anything but traditional. Two were single and two were widowed, and all four were working women who supported either children or extended family.
From its outset and beginning with its founders, the Society's ranks have included uncommon women who achieved uncommon goals. They include First Ladies and firsts in their field, actresses and adventurers, artists and authors, reformers and humanitarians, educators and engineers, doctors and nurses, and even pioneers in space. While their accomplishments are as diverse as their professions, all of them have been brave women who often performed heroic acts and shared a sense of purpose and pride, and an undaunted pursuit of their ideals.
The DAR has produced an exciting new video that highlights the vibrant, active organization it is today and reinforces the diversity of its membership and service work. To order the full-length version of the "Today's DAR" video visit the DAR Store Online or call the store toll-free at (888) 673-2732.
DAR Annual Christmas Open House Photos
Once a year in December, DAR opens the doors of Memorial Continental Hall to celebrate the holidays with the public and members. While the DAR Headquarters Building is always open to the public Monday - Saturday, the Open House invites guests to take special evening tours of the Period Rooms, enjoy refreshments and carolers, visit with Santa, and explore the historic building beautifully decorated for the holidays.