November 30, 2016
If you visit DAR Headquarters between now and the end of April, you will see something new and different in some of the DAR Museum period rooms: mannequins! This year’s exhibit is installed in twelve period rooms on all four floors, instead of in the Museum Gallery, which will soon be under renovation. “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution” displays over fifty mannequins depicting men’s and women’s clothing in the first fifty years of our nation. The outfits are shown in rooms which correspond (more or less) to the period of the clothing depicted. The title quote comes

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November 28, 2016
Five years ago tomorrow #GivingTuesday was established as a global day of generosity, intended to encourage philanthropy at the beginning of the Holiday season. You may remember that last year many of you helped us fully restore the beautiful decorative plasterwork in Constitution Hall with your gifts to NSDAR on #GivingTuesday 2015. We share a deep affection for the DAR and our beautiful home at 1776 D Street. Today I would like to share another way to celebrate this special philanthropic day and benefit our Headquarters. Situated on the grounds of our city block of buildings is the Memorial Garden. Dedicated on April 18, 1962, the Memorial Garden was part of a three year landscaping

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November 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving from NSDAR Archives and History!  We are thankful for all of the wonderful treasures DAR members have generously donated to the Americana Collection over the years.  In honor of the Thanksgiving season, we would like to highlight two documents in the Collection that serve as examples of our Founding Fathers’ thankfulness and point to a time in our nation’s history when Thanksgiving Day did not necessarily fall on a Thursday or even in the month of November. The traditional celebration of Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November is a relatively recent development in American history.  After the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, Thanksgiving

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