The DAR Museum tells the story of the American experience through the objects and art of the American home from the Colonial Era to the early 20th century.
For more information, visit their website.
DAR Museum education intiatives strive to present accurate, engaging, and meaningful content about American history. As a decorative arts museum, we highlight the stories objects tell through their connections to people - the people that made them, used them, and lived among them.
Description of Education Initiatives: School tours, scouting programs and family events for kids ignite an interest in American history at an early age. Programs are designed using national learning standards to reinforce classroom lessons and a traveling trunk program brings hands-on objects, activities and lesson plans to teachers across the country. Family events build memories and offer opportunities for parents to learn alongside their children. The DAR Museum encourages life-long learning through adult lectures, tours and workshops on a variety of topics. For more information, visit their education page.
Partnership with DC Collaborative
DC Collaborative Member since 2009.
"Working with the DC Collaborative allows us to place DCPS students and teachers at the center of our work by helping us develop tours and classroom materials that directly address curriculum standards."
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider
DAR Museum is an AHFES Provider! Teachers may view their AHFES Catalogue here.
Fun fact! Memorial Continental Hall, home to the DAR Museum and DAR Library, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1935 for its role in world history, including hosting the Conference on the Limitation of Armaments in the wake of WWI (1921).
Contact the education department: Hayley Prihoda at firstname.lastname@example.org.