All exhibition related programming is available from October 7, 2016 – April 29, 2017. A full calendar of events is available on the museum website. 

Guided Exhibit Tour: “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution

  • Offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. from October 13, 2016 through April 27, 2017
  • Free, Drop-In
  • Let an expert guide take you through the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. View dozens of outfits to see how Americans navigated the tricky waters of fashion and identity after gaining independence. Would America follow the fashions of Europe? Or would it shun the aristocratic fashions and risk losing the respect of the European countries it still traded with? Find out here!
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact for group tour options.

An Agreeable Evening

  • Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:00pm-7:30pm
  • $25 per person; Register Here
  • Join us for a 19th-century happy hour at the DAR Museum! The evening will include live folk music by local musicians, tastings of various hard ciders, light hors d’oeuvres, and tours of our special exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution. Come explore the DAR Museum after-hours and discover what it means to have an ‘agreeable evening.’
  • Staff from Distillery Lane Ciderworks, a family-owned cidery in Jefferson, Maryland, will provide tastings of their popular hard ciders. Tickets include samples of two hard ciders but additional tastings will be available for purchase. For more information on Distillery Lane Ciderworks, see their website.
  • This late night event may be paired with our event “An Agreeable Symposium” on Saturday, March 25th. Register for the symposium here.
  • RSVP to the event on Facebook

An Agreeable Symposium

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • $125 per person; Register Here. Registration deadline: March 11, 2017
  • Join the DAR Museum for this all-day symposium! Based on the current exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution, these engaging speakers will explore the following topics:
    • Who Wore What When and Where? – Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, DAR Museum
    • Race-Based Fashion in the New Nation:  Re-centering African Influences within American Culture – Katie Knowles, PhD
    • A Tale of Two Suits: George Washington and the Quest for Aesthetic Independence, 1783-1815 – Linzy Brekke-Aloise, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Gender Studies, Stonehill College
    • Imports, Homespun, and Industry:  Apparel Textiles of Federal-Era America – Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, National Museum of American History
    • Republican Raiment and Federal Foppery: Men’s Fashion in America, 1780-1830 – Mark Hutter, Tailor, Colonial Williamsburg
    • Paste and Pearls: Jewelry of the Federal Era – Taylor Shelby, Dames a la Mode
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