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By making your gift TODAY, you are helping to make our #GivingTuesday goal a reality and helping us to preserve an important part of our history! Thank you!

*$500 qualifies you to purchase the Museum Keeper Pin, shown below

Help Our Museum Secure A Rare Piece of History!

We have set a #GivingTuesday goal of $35,000–a portion of which will be used to purchase the rare American Sampler, shown below. This needlework piece was created by Maria Antonia Hill and is dated 1793—a time when very few European settlements existed in Florida. Maria’s family, originally from North Carolina, moved on to South Carolina and eventually settled in St. Augustine, Florida in 1785 or 1786.

Today, you have an incredible opportunity to help the DAR Museum secure this extremely rare 18th-century sampler created by a school girl in Florida in 1793. There are only two documented samplers from before 1850 from Florida known to be in existence today and we need your help to bring the elder of these two pieces to the DAR Museum.

A portion of the funds raised from our #GivingTuesday campaign will be used to acquire the sampler, while the remainder will be used to support the Museum Keeper Fund and enable us to bring other significantly historic pieces to our fully accredited Museum.

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Help beyond #Giving Tuesday 

Sign up to become a Sustaining Supporter today and make monthly gifts to any of a number of important DAR funds, including the Museum Keeper Fund. Sign up online as a Sustainer by December 1 to be counted in
Fiscal Year 2018 for Chapter Achievement Awards credit (Section 5A) for YOUR Chapter!

Already a Sustainer? Go to the Sustainer Portal to add Museum Keeper to your monthly donations.

Your Chapter earns TEN POINTS for EVERY Sustainer EVERY year they are an active Sustainer.

NSDAR Recognition: Museum Keeper Pin

The Museum Keeper Fund was originally established to support the Museum’s purchase of the rare Simon Willard Lighthouse Clock. This fund continues to support the DAR Museum’s acquisition of unique and important items and objects that help us tell the American story. Your #GivingTuesday contribution of $500* or more will qualify you to purchase the official Museum Keepers Pin, modeled after the finial in the Lighthouse Clock.

*Donations met in a single contribution, OR are met through continuous contributions via the Sustaining Supporter monthly giving program.

#GivingTuesday donations to Museum Keeper also count toward your Heritage Club giving levels.


Contact Us


For more information, or to make a donation by phone please contact the Office of Development toll free at (800) 449‒1776 during office hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)


For more information, send us an email inquiry anytime at NOTE: We cannot accept donations via email. NEVER send your credit card information via email, as it is NOT secure.


If you wish to donate by check, click HERE for a printable donation form (PDF). Please write “GIVING TUESDAY” and/or “SAMPLER” across the top of the donation form and check the box on page 2 that reads: 11. Museum Keeper. Checks should be made out to: Treasurer General, NSDAR.

Please be sure to mail all #GivingTuesday contributions directly to Headquarters: NSDAR, Office of Development, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303.