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House of Horrors

October 1st – October 31st

Explore the DAR Museum’s new “House of Horrors.” Inspired by Halloween games from the late 19th and early 20th century, nine DAR Museum period rooms have been decorated with spooky & mysterious objects. A Halloween scavenger hunt game will be available at the museum entrance for those brave enough to play. Do you dare?

We’re dying to see you!

October 27, 2018
DAR Museum Victorian Halloween Party

10:00am-2:00pm

You are invited to the DAR Museum’s ghoulish celebration!  Costumes are optional but fun is required at this old-fashioned, family-friendly Halloween party. Try out the treats, tricks, and games enjoyed during a Victorian Halloween.

Free admission! Get your free tickets

"Are you afraid to meet a ghost?
Of goblin friends dare you make boast?
What is the thing that scares you most?
Come join us Hallowe'en!
We name the hour as ten o'clock.
Admission comes if you but knock.
We hope to entertain— and shock.
Come join us Hallowe'en!"

(from a Halloween party invitation, c. 1900)

 

November 10, 2018
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

*DATE CHANGED FROM 11/3*

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

November 10, 2018
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

*DATE CHANGED FROM 11/3*

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

November 13, 2018
DAR Museum Tuesday Talk: From Maps to Mermaids: Carved Powder Horns in Early America

12:00-1:00pm

Free, drop-in

Few objects from colonial America had such a personal connection to their owners as the powder horns used by soldiers, settlers, and American Indians to store the gunpowder necessary for their survival. In a world where firearms were necessary tools, the powder horn— made from the lightweight and hollow horn of a cow— served as the constant companion of thousands of frontier residents. While many were quite plain, hundreds, if not thousands, were carved with names, dates, maps, and a variety of purely whimsical figures, offering tantalizing clues about their owners and times in which they lived.

Highlighting examples from the DAR Museum collection as well as those displayed in the recent Fort Pitt Museum exhibition, From Maps to Mermaids: Carved Powder Horns in Early America, this presentation will explore the historical and artistic significance of these fascinating early American artifacts.

Speaker: Mike Burke, Exhibit Specialist, Fort Pitt Museum

Get your free ticket

 

December 11, 2018
Museum Tuesday Talk: Let’s Get Visual: Portraits from the DAR Museum Collection

12:00-1:00

Free, drop-in. Get your free ticket

Tuesday Talk: Let’s Get Visual: Portraits from the DAR Museum Collection

Portraits tell the lives of ordinary people and famous Americans. This lecture will look at some of the names, faces, and stories behind the portraits in the DAR Museum Collection. This closer look at portraits examines how they connect us to American culture and includes an observation of the symbolism found in different images.

Speaker: William Strollo, Curator of Exhibitions

 

January 26, 2019
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

January 26, 2019
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

February 23, 2019
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

February 23, 2019
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

March 9, 2019
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

March 9, 2019
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

 

April 27, 2019
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

April 27, 2019
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

 

May 11, 2019
Girl Scout Program: My Family Story

10:30am – 12:00pm

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 a brand-new 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. 

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

May 11, 2019
Girl Scout Program: Playing the Past

1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!