Dumbarton House

The mission of Dumbarton House, the national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), is to support the NSCDA Corporate Societies and their members; to maintain a historic museum property, which serves as a resource for the NSCDA nationally; and to contribute to the cultural life of the surrounding community. Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, the Dumbarton House Museum promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire current and future generations. View more information on their Member Feature Page

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Capital Quest
Presented by: Dumbarton House

Students become history detectives on this quest through Washington D.C.’s past. By spying for clues, examining primary sources, and strengthening map skills, students will uncover the rich history of the nation’s capital. Discover why Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital city and explore the lives and ideals of early Americans who shaped the nation. In addition to an interactive tour, the program includes supplementary craft activities that can be completed on the class's own time.
Dates: TBD
Time: 10am (additional times available at teacher request)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content: Historic Site Visit; Artifact or Object Exploration;
Medium: Museum Visit
Learning Standards:  Common Core School Standards: CCSS.ELA.Reading – Informational Texts.3.1, 4.1, 5.1, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.1, 4.1, 5.1, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.2, 4.2, 5.2, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.3, 4.3, 5.3

DC Public School Standards: Art.3.1.1, 4.1.1, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.4, 4.4.1, 4.5.3, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, Social Studies.3

Virginia SOLs: Visual Arts (Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique) 3.18, United States History to 1865: USI.1

Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date
Supplementary Materials: TBD

for Capital Quest

Parthenon to Portico
Presented by: Dumbarton House

What does America have in common with Ancient Greece? Students learn how America was influenced by this great civilization by comparing Classical Greek and American ideals of government, art, and architecture. Using elements of Classical Greek architecture and their own imagination, students can also design a public structure at home or in class on their own time.
Dates: TBD
Time: 10:00 AM (additional times available at teacher request)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Medium: Museum Visit
Learning Standards:  Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA.Reading – Literature, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension and Collaboration)

DCPS Standards: Art 3.1.1, Art 3.3.1, Art 3.3.3, Social Studies 1

Virginia SOLs: Visual Arts 1.14, History and social studies 2.11

Grade(s): 3rd - 8th
Ticket capacity (per show): 40
Supplementary Materials: TBD
 for Parthenon to Portico

 


Previous Lotteries

Capital Quest
Presented by: Dumbarton House

Students become history detectives on this quest through Washington D.C.’s past. By spying for clues, examining primary sources, and strengthening map skills, students will uncover the rich history of the nation’s capital. Discover why Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital city and explore the lives and ideals of early Americans who shaped the nation. In addition to an interactive tour, the program includes a craft activity and a period snack of tea and cookies. 
Dates: 10/8/19, 10/10/19, 10/24/19, 10/29/19, 11/12/19, 11/14/19,
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Content: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Learning Standards: For learning standards, click here
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date
Supplementary Materials: Pre and Post Activities, Teacher Resource Packet

 

 

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