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October 21, 2017
Family Event: Ghost Stories

11:00am-2:00pm - DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-in

People from the past liked scary stories too. See what you think of the ghosts and ghouls from George Washington’s time: are they still scary today?

November 4, 2017
Family Event: Let's Play!

11:00am-2:00pm - DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-in

Try out the toys and games from children in America’s past. Can you roll a hoop? Conquer your opponent in Nine Men’s Morris? Win a round of dice? Find out how kids had fun before tablets and smartphones.

November 4, 2017
My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am – 12:00pm, DAR Museum

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://darmuseum_myfamilystory_11_4.eventbrite.com

November 4, 2017
Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm -2:30pm, DAR Museum

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage Parade! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the parade right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://darmuseum_playingthepast_11_4.eventbrite.com

November 14, 2017
Museum Lecture: Enslaved Africans in Portraiture

12:00-1:00pm

Free, drop-in

Portraits were meant to provide a likeness of an individual and were riddled with symbolism. What, then, does a portrait say about that sitter if enslaved Africans are among the symbols? This lecture will look at the role of the enslaved African in 18th and early 19th-century portraits and the symbology surrounding their use.

December 2, 2017
DAR Museum Historical Tea

12pm – 2pm, DAR Museum

Travel back to a 1917 tea room at the DAR Museum’s second annual Historical Tea! The Great War inspired a lot of changes on the home front, including women’s increasing visibility outside the home. American women joined volunteer organizations, ran businesses, and met at local tea rooms to discuss contemporary politics and events. Inspired by the elegance and comfort of 20th century tea rooms, this event will include afternoon tea and a luncheon with finger sandwiches and pastries. All are welcome! Don your top hat, poppy pin, or ankle-skirt and join us for this centennial event.

Tickets available through Eventbrite. Sales begin November 1st.

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December 12, 2017
Museum Lecture: American Women and the Politics of Consumption, 1890-1945

12:00-1:00 PM

Free

Between 1890 and 1945, American women participated in a broad spectrum of political and social movements.  These movements ranged from the struggle for racial justice through the labor movement to campaigns for social welfare.  Some women participated in these social justice movements by organizing their power as consumers to create jobs, improve working conditions, and support organized labor.  This lecture will analyze several of these consumer-organizing initiatives and their outcomes.  In particular, the lecture will explore the emergence and early history of the National Consumers’ League, a middle-class, woman-led organization devoted to the well-being of industrial workers; the organization of working-class women on behalf of union-made products; and the Don’t-Buy-Where-You-Can’t-Work campaign organized in the 1930s by African American women determined to open jobs to young black Americans.

Guest lecturer: Robyn Muncy, Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park

January 13, 2018
My Family Story (Brownie)

10:30am – 12:00pm, DAR Museum

Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day in your personal diary and create a family tree to tell your family story! This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://darmuseum_myfamilystory_1_13.eventbrite.com

January 13, 2018
Playing the Past (Junior)

12:30pm – 2:30pm, DAR Museum

Travel back to 1913 to join the Women's Suffrage Parade! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that participated in the parade right here in DC. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? Why is it important that women have the right to vote? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge, which is included in the registration price.

Register at Eventbrite: https://darmuseum_playingthepast_1_13.eventbrite.com