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Songs of Christmas Past
December 1, 2017 through January 6, 2018
You’ll be humming your favorite Christmas songs as you view a selection of the period rooms decorated for Christmas. Each features a different Christmas carol written in the decade the room depicts. Find out what “O Christmas Tree” was really about in its original German version and how many years separate the tune and the words to “Ding Dong! Merrily on High.”
Museum Lecture - A Special Inheritance of Patriotic Desire: The DAR in World War I
The U.S. entry into World War I in 1917 elicited an extraordinary response from women across the country and DAR members were no exception. The National Society formed the War Relief Service Committee within 30 days after war was declared and members refused to rest until even their post-war aid and rebuilding promises were fulfilled. Come see how these resilient women rose to the challenge, dedicating themselves to war relief activities that stretched from their living rooms to the battlefields of France, rendering service to their country worthy of their patriot ancestors.
Speaker: Tracy Robinson, Director of Archives and History, NSDAR
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
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
Museum Event: Daring Detective
A crime has been committed in the museum! Find clues throughout the building and see if you can solve the mystery.
Museum Event: Victorian Valentines
Make an old-fashioned valentine for your sweetheart, and take a look at some of the valentines in the DAR Museum's collection.
Museum Event: Women’s History Day
Celebrate the women who made history! Crafts, activities, and tours. Fun for the whole family!
Girl scout badges will be available for a small fee; details coming soon. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Lecture: When the Armies Came to Your House
Join historian Deborah Peterson for a harrowing tale of what it was like for many people during the Revolutionary War when the soldiers, English & Continental, came and took your food, stock and other assorted goods. Not a pretty story!