Daughters of the American Revolution

I have a new favorite museum in DC!

The Daughters of the American Revolution has three floors of period rooms depicting home life in the 1700s and 1800s. Handy pamphlets tell you how would dress and behave in each.

Their current exhibit, on view through April 29, covers fashion after the American Revolution (1780 to 1825).

These pink shoes were made in London in the 1790s:

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The robe below is called a banyan.

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A sign outside this room says, “President Jefferson took informality too far, creating a diplomatic incident by meeting the British representative in a banyan and slippers.”

The building itself is also beautiful.

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Since we only had an hour to visit before our parking expired, I plan to return before the exhibit closes.

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