The American Revolution Experience is a collaboration between the American Battlefield Trust and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Both organizations are united in understanding the power of tangible links to the past, the way that landscapes, objects, and family legacy can bind us across the centuries to the essence of the American story. This online exhibit links throughout to the Trust’s renowned battlefield content and makes use of incredible documents and artifacts in DAR collections.
Throughout the site, visitors will find custom illustrations by South Carolina-based artist Dale Watson. In creating his unique art, Watson used historical descriptions, images, and other resources to make portraits for each figure highlighted on the site and for larger scenes to show events during the 18th century. If no image or description existed of a figure, Watson tried to represent what they might have looked like by researching their background and details, such as what they would have worn and carried during this period of history. Explore more of his work at www.dalewatsonart.com.
The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 55,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War.
Learn more at www.battlefields.org.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 190,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.