On October 7, years of research, collecting, and planning culminated in the opening of the DAR Museum’s current exhibition, “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution”. Curator Alden O’Brien, applied her considerable scholarly knowledge of the clothing, history, and society of the early 19th century to the museum’s collections. She chose garments, accessories, and art that tell the story of the new American republic from a very personal point of view. After all, what is more personal than what you wear?
The exhibit takes visitors through the early years of the United
With the DAR School Tour offered only once during each administration, I felt it was an opportunity not to pass up! The first hand knowledge of the DAR schools is invaluable for our members, especially us way out west in Wyoming, who only hear snippets of each school’s mission. I am very honored to be asked by Mrs. Dillon to write this blog from a first timer’s prospective, and I’m proud to share my thoughts and observations about our journey.
This tour brought together ladies from all across the country that formed a caravan of two buses, the Apple and the Arrow buses, that traveled almost 1,700 miles in the seven day journey. The buses were filled with Executive Officers, National
What an honor to be invited to write a guest blog for the Daughters of the American Revolution! I’ve long been an admirer of the DAR for its work preserving the memory of the Revolution and encouraging people from all walks of life to learn about and uphold the lessons of the founding. And I loved taking my young daughter and her friends to the DAR Museum when I was on staff at Mount Vernon early in my career. We at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia are proud to be joining you in the important work of inspiring all Americans to understand the relevance of our nation’s founding.
Creating a new, national institution is a
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