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National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), established in 1889, is an historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit corporation that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and appreciation for patriotism.

The headquarters of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) celebrates 30 years in the city of Louisville in 2009. The building contains a number of documents and original artwork that commemorate the people and events of the Revolutionary War. This includes an extensive collection of historical American paintings, a library containing 50,000 books, periodicals, journals microfilm, and microfiche and an exact replica of the Liberty Bell.

The Library has three nationally important collections of materials relating to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Louisville founder General George Rogers Clark.

We take you on a tour of the facilities and learn some of the stories behind the collection.

The NSSAR was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. SAR has more than 27,000 members living in all of the 50 states and 23 foreign countries. Throughout its 116-year history, SAR has admitted more than 165,000 members.

Join a special celebration of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on February 3, 2009. The Society is commemorating 30 years of presence in Louisville with a rededication of it's headquarters. The celebration will offer a variety of free events to the public. Visit the SAR website for more details and to learn more about the Society's beginnings.

Program 313
Behind-the-senes at three of Louisville's homegrown magazines, cooking classes with Chef Mary Wheatley, a visit to the headquarters of National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the history of the Speed Art Museum. (#313)