Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
NSDAR Founders Memorial
On April 17, 1929, Grace L. H. Brosseau, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated this memorial to the four founders of the NSDAR: Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington. The objectives of the NSDAR are to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Since 1890 the NSDAR has welcomed more than 860,000 members.
Noted artist and DAR member Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpted this graceful, feminine form from Tennessee marble and it was typical of Whitney’s sculptures. The human figure was the medium through which Whitney Illustrated the expanse of human emotion and ideas.
This marker was placed in honor of the 80th anniversary of the NSDAR Founders Memorial.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Linda Gist Calvin, President General
Erected 2009 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 53.622′ N, 77° 2.43′ Click for map. - on south side of the DAR Museum, between Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Continental Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constitution Hall (about 300 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 400 feet away); The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit (about 400 feet away); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 400 feet away); Museum of Modern Art of Latin America (about 400 feet away); National Headquarters, American Red Cross (about 500 feet away); Simón Bolívar (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Also see . . .
1. Dutch Americans: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Founders of the DAR. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Find a Grave: Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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