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Investigate American History and decorative arts through the DAR Museum’s changing and permanent exhibits.

The Main Gallery

This gallery is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in 2018.

The Yochim Gallery

Located on the lower level of Memorial Continental Hall is the DAR Museum’s study gallery where you can get up close to some of the master works in our collection.

Period Rooms

The 31 period rooms at the DAR Museum tell the story of the American domestic interior. The rooms date between 1690 and 1935. Reflecting how people furnished their houses, the rooms illustrate a wide range of cultures and regional differences.

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.” 

Check out the online exhibit here: https://www.dar.org/museum/songs-christmas-past