Use the DAR Museum collections to explore how family histories are collected and preserved. Share stories about your family with other Brownies and play a game to see how stories change over time. Then, write about your day and life in a brand-new diary and create a family tree to tell your family story!
This program results in earning the "My Family Story" badge, which is included in the registration price.
*Please note: The event will be canceled and all orders refunded if 8 participants are not registered by the week prior*
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Meter parking is available on C and D Streets. You can pay by coin (quarters), credit card, or via the app http://us.parkmobile.com/members/ .
We encourage public transportation. The DAR Museum is located .7 mile from Farragut North Metro station on the Red Line and .6 mile from Farragut West Metro station on the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines.
Main entrance is at 1776 D Street. Handicapped entrance is on C Street (opposite side of the building.) Please ring buzzer for entrance access. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the front desk in the lobby.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your enthusiasm. Bring the appropriate number of adult chaperones. Please consult your Girl Scout "Volunteer Essentials 2014-16" booklet.
Family members are welcome, but a gentle reminder that "My Family Story" is for Brownie participants. Parents with young siblings are encouraged to explore the Museum's galleries, current exhibition, and thirty-one period rooms. Admission is free to the DAR Museum. If a parent wants a sibling to participate in this program, the child must be registered.
Do not wear good clothes. One activity involves art supplies and we do not want to ruin favorite outfits.
Bring your camera, take photos, and share on our social media platforms. However, selfie sticks are not allowed.
Can non-Girl Scouts participate?
Yes! Non-Girl Scouts may register for "My Family Story," but they are unable to receive the badge. DAR Museum adheres to guidelines as a Girl Scout partner institution.
Do parents need to purchase a ticket?
No. The ticket price covers the cost of materials for the participanting scouts. Only those who wish to participate in the craft activities need to purchase a ticket (siblings may also participate but cannot recieve a badge according to Girl Scout guidelines).
Is my transferrable?
No, tickets are not transferrable.
Is my ticket refundable?
Yes, refunds are offered until one month before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket with you.
Who should I contact with further questions?
For program questions, contact the Museum's education department at firstname.lastname@example.org.