Daughters of the American Revolution Founders Memorial

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    Daughters of the American Revolution Founders Memorial

    A memorial dedicated to the four founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), an organization founded in August 1890 with the mission of “promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.”

    The memorial was created by the sculptress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and dedicated in 1929.
    It is one of three of Whitney’s sculptures located in DC.

    This marble sculpture features a woman standing with her arms open in the middle of a semi rectangle which has four medals, one for each of the founders: Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington.
    It is located in a small garden on the side of the DAR building.



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    • Activism and Feminism
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    Address: 1756-1700 C St NW, Washington, DC 20006
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  • The memorial in 1931. Photo credit - Harris & Ewing @ LOC.

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    Daughters of the American Revolution Founders Memorial

    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 by Mary Simth Lockwood, Mary Desha, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington. This memorial, on the grounds of Washington, DC's Constitution Hall, was dedicated to the DAR founders on April 17, 1929.

    Here, historian Richard Norton Smith talks about the memorial, sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, herself a DAR member.

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