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. View more information on their Member Feature Page.
AHFES at Cultural Institutions
Presented by: DAR Museum
Students discover what it was like to live at the time 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.
Date: 9/19/18, 10/3/18, 10/17/18, 11/7/18, 11/28/18, and 12/12/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: DAR Museum,1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts
Curriculum Connections: DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, Math, History/Geography
Grades: K - 3rd
Ticket capacity: 40 per date
Supplementary Materials: Learning Standards