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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Note: Events taking place January-March will be offered in the Winter Lottery (December 5). Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).
PATTERNS AND SHAPES IN QUILTS (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: DAR Museum
Students use quilts in the DAR Museum collection to learn both math and history. The program focuses on object-based learning following national standards. Students use grade-appropriate geometry to examine existing quilts and create their own quilt designs using different shapes. Students discover what it was like to live at the time the quilts were made and how quilt making was a social activity. This program involves spatial awareness, counting skills, and shape and pattern recognition. We will be moving around the museum’s various galleries to keep kids on their toes!
Length of Event: TBD
Location: DAR Museum
1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Curriculum Connections: Math, History/Geography, Other - Art
Maximum ticket capactiy: 40 students per date
View the Pre Visit Information here.
"Patterns and Shapes in Quilts" will be available in the Spring Lottery.