DAR Museum

The DAR Museum looks at the American experience through the objects and art of the American home from the Colonial Era to the 20th century. As the only decorative arts museum in Washington, D.C., the DAR Museum collects and displays furniture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, costumes, metals, and other objects that reflect the human experience. We support the NSDAR’s goals of historic preservation, education and patriotism by preserving and interpreting the material culture and social history of pre-industrial America. The museum includes 31 period rooms and two galleries for rotating exhibitions. For more information, please see the DAR Museum website.

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Presented by: DAR Museum
Students discover what it was like to live at the time the quilts were made and how quilt making was a social activity. Students use grade-appropriate geometry to examine quilts and create their own quilt designs using different shapes. Museum tours will explore quilts and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries as displayed in our 31 Period Rooms.
Dates: April 4, April 18, April 25, May 9, May 16
Time: 10:00 AM  
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: DAR Museum
1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Discipline: Humanities— Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: Math, History/Geography
Grades: K-3
Maximum ticket capacity: 40 students per date
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for "Quilts Connections" 


Presented by: DAR Museum
Using our historic period rooms, students observe and identify changes in American homes and infer how these changes reflect key historical events. We will use object-based learning standards and primary sources to study new technologies and new forms of communication, and work as a group to place these objects within a time line. This tour provides context for historical events and encourage students to explore American history through the first-hand accounts of its participants.
Dates: April 5, April 19, April 26, May 10, May 17
Time: 10:00 AM  
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: DAR Museum
1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Discipline: Humanities— Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: Math, History/Geography
Grades: 4th-5th Grade
Maximum ticket capactiy: 40 students per date


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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY18 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.