19th-century Happy Hour at the DAR Museum

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eveningWhen: Friday, March 24, 5 – 7:30PM
Where: DAR Museum, 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $25
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Don’t miss this lively 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 a special DAR 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 event may be paired with the “An Agreeable Symposium” on Saturday, March 25th. Based on the current exhibit, 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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