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U.S. Daughters of 1812 Museum

In 1992, the 100th Associate Council voted to purchase the late-Victorian house immediately next-door at 1463 Rhode Island, NW.  The first floor, houses the N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library, which contains many holdings on genealogical research and scholarly studies on the War of 1812 period.  The second floor of the new building, occupies the 1812 Museum.  It is an exceptional facility dedicated to the 1784-1815 time period.  One treasure in particular which is housed in the museum, is a vintage 12 star American Flag, which was carried during the War of 1812.  This flag is showcased in a specially designed "Flag Room" which is visible as visitors ascend the staircase.  The adjoining Andrew Jackson Room houses relics pertaining to the Battle of New Orleans and the revered general. The large front room facing Rhode Island Avenue features various War of 1812 artifacts.

The flagpole out front of national headquarters, is a topgallant mast (marked on picture to left) from the U.S.S. Constitution, was given to the National Society in 1933, following the reconditioning of the famed "Old Ironsides." Before it could be installed on the front lawn, twenty feet of its original length had to be cut off to be in compliance with District of Columbia height regulations.

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Last updated: April 30, 2015
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