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September 12, 2017
Museum Lecture: Collection Storage Tips

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, DAR Headquarters

Free, Drop-In

Wondering how to store Grandma’s silver or that family heirloom quilt? Museums face these questions too! Join DAR Museum Collections Manager Anne Ruta and Associate Registrar Carrie Blough to discover safe storage methods and see examples of storage materials, and get some tips you can take home.

September 16, 2017
Family Event: Spinning Yarns

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

Free, Drop-in

Find out what how people made clothes in the early days of America. Brush and spin wool to make yarn, then weave it into cloth. Examine a silkworm cocoon up close and personal. You’ll be glad clothes are easier to get these days

September 16, 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.eventbrite.com

September 16, 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.eventbrite.com

October 7, 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_10_7.eventbrite.com

October 7, 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_10_7.eventbrite.com

October 10, 2017
Museum Lecture: Men’s Fashion in America, 1780-1830

12:00-1:00

Free, drop-in

Join Mark Hutter, Tailor at Colonial Williamsburg, for a discussion of male fashion in the early days of the United States. Having recently won independence from England, the new American male faced the challenge of defining himself politically, socially, and sartorially. Male fashion, at home and abroad, reflected the remarkable changes of the age of revolution.

October 17, 2017
DAR Museum - Secrets and Scandals

Tour times: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00

Discover shocking secrets among the DAR Museum collection. Counterfeiting! Piracy! Immorality! What else will be revealed? Find out the true stories behind these museum objects that their creators or owners would not want you to know.

Everybody has a few skeletons in their closet; we’re about to open the door…

Tickets sales begin Friday, September 1

Adults only

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

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