FLICC Orientation to Federal Libraries and Information Centers Series: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library (To see view FLICC Meeting Announcement MA2009-4, point your browser to http://www.loc.gov/flicc/meeting_announcements/2009/ma0904.pdf) Wednesday February 11, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. As part of a series of orientations to libraries and information centers, FLICC is offering an opportunity for federal librarians to become acquainted with the programs and services of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library. The DAR Library is one of the country’s premier centers for American genealogical research. Founded in 1896, the library is physically located in the former auditorium of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s original Beaux Arts building, Memorial Continental Hall, which was completed in 1910. The library has been open to the public since 1900 and features unique materials that document the family histories of Americans in the past four centuries. The program will include an overview and tour of the library and the rest of DAR headquarters by Eric G. Grundset, Library Director and editor of the DAR’s new, 854-page publication, Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indians in the Revolutionary War. Also included in the tour and residing in the same building are the DAR Museum with a gallery and state period rooms and the Americana Collection of pre-Civil War manuscript materials. Date Wednesday February 11, 2009 Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Place Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library 1776 D Street, NW Washington, DC Metro/Directions The DAR Library in the same block as Constitution Hall. The entrance is about half-way in on D St. from 17th St. and the Ellipse. The closest Metro stations are Farragut West and Farragut North, both about 6-7 blocks away. The handicap-accessible entrance is on the C St. side of the building closest to Constitution Hall. On-street parking is very limited and subject to unexpected closures by the Metropolitan Police. Sponsor FLICC Education Working Group Information Call FLICC (202) 707-4813 TTY (202) 707-4995 Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask] Registration Free, but advanced registration is required. Limited to 30 attendees Register online at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html . Cancellations Please notify FLICC at (202) 707-4813 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.