The Daughters of the American Revolution, a.k.a. DAR, was founded in 1890 to “promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism”. The organization is open to any woman that can trace her lineage to a patriot from the American Revolution and today has 170,000 members.
The beautiful DAR headquarters building in Washington, D. C. was built in 1929. Image: Travlr
The library was featured last week on the TV show, Who Do You Think You Are?
I love the glow of the reading lamps and the ornate clock on the wall. Image: M.V. Jantzen
From the DAR stacks. Image: Victoria Pickering
On his journey, Rob Lowe also visited the gorgeous Library of Congress so it was quite the night for viewing beautiful libraries. Plus, it was nice to hear Mr. Lowe talk about the things that mean something to him in real life. You can replay the episode on the show’s site.