Kim Magnuson presented DAR Period Rooms featured in Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D.C. at the November meeting of the Waw-wil-a-way chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
There are 31 period rooms housed in the three-building complex locatecd next to the Washington Monument and like most museums in Washington, they are free and open to the public. Magnuson shared slides and information on a few of those rooms including the 1904 Pennsylvania Foyer featuring busts of famous American Revolutionary patriots, the Ohio parlor, the Maryland room with hand-painted wallpaper, the Oklahoma kitchen, the New Hampshire attic with children’s toys and furniture and the late 17th century,and New Jersey council chamber made from timbers of a sunken ship.
Hostesses Joan Gale, Mary Ann Nicol, Rosemary Ryan and Charleene Tarr served a delicious lunch. The regular meeting also included discussion on a fundraiser, forms for Continental Congress in June, the Southern Ohio Genealogical Road show this Thursday evening at Southern State Community College library from 6-9 p.m., and the Waldschmitt Open House Dec. 3-4 at Camp Dennison.
The next meeting will be a potluck luncheon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on December 3 at 11 a.m.
Submitted by Jane Stowers.