Our Museum Gallery

 Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 


NSSAR HQ

Our headquarters building contains a number of copies and original artwork that commemorate the people and events of the Revolutionary War.   We hope that you enjoy the following snapshots and will plan to visit our headquarters.

 

 

Headquarters Tour: Part 1

 

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 

Previous SAR Headquarters, both in Washington DC:

Old HQ Shot

1927-1959: 1227 - 16th St NW

 

 

Old HQ 2

1959-1977: 2412 Massachusetts Ave.


 

Entry Hall

Cannoneers - full scale figures
(there is now a full-scale replica cannon with them)


 

Michael Hillegass first treasurer of the U.S.
-- by Gregory Stapko
(gift of FPG Reon G. Hillegass, Jr.)


 

Samuel Adams (MA) about 1722,
signer of the Declaration of Independence
-- artist unknown, after the original by John Singleton Copley


 

Signing of the Declaration of Independence
-- artist unknown, after the original by John Trumbull
(at the Yale University Art Gallery)


 

 

Mercy Otis Warren (no photo)


 

Spirit of 76

The Spirit of '76
-- by Frank H. Zeitler after the original by Archibald Willard
(in Abbot Hall, Marblehead MA)


 

Judge Jacob Burnet (U.S. Senator) (no photo)


 

Henry Laurens (no photo)


 

Charles Caroll (MD), signer of the Declaration of Independence
-- artist unknown

Headquarters Tour: Part 2

 

 

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 Roddis Board Room

"The Death of Joseph Warren"
(also know as "The Battle of Bunker's Hill")
-- artist unknown, copy of the original by John Trumbull


 

Patrick Henry delivering his speech
before the House of Burgesses At St. John's Church in Richmond (1775)
"... give me liberty or give me death!"

 

Headquarters Tour: Part 3

 

 

 

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 

Alcove and Stairs Down to the Lower Floor

 

Replica of the Liberty Bell


 

General George Washington at Dorchester Heights (MA).
This was a favorite of Martha Washington.


 

 

25-star flag - Note the one tucked between the rows.


13-star Hopkinson flag dating from 1810.
The original Hopkinson flag probably used six-pointed stars.

 

Headquarters Tour: Part 4

 

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 

Left Stairs Up to the Library

 

General von Steuben drilling the troops at Valley Forge (1777-78)
-- a pencil sketch


 

Washington's Ragged Army at Valley Forge (1777-78)
-- a pencil sketch


 

Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendering the British Army at Yorktown
to Gen. Benjamin Lincoln. Gen. Cornwallis was too ashamed to
surrender in person and Gen. Washington declined to accept
the surrender from an inferior officer. (October 19, 1781).
-- a pencil sketch


 

President George Washington on a ceremonial barge
on his way to NY City to be inaugurated in 1788
-- a pencil sketch


 

The Marquis de Lafayette upon his triumphal return to the U.S. in 1824
-- by Kevin P. Lewellen after the original by Thomas Scully
(at the Second U.S. National Bank, Philadelphia PA)


 

General Harry Lighthorse Lee
-- by Gregory Stapko, after Gilbert Stuart.


 

James Armistead Lafayette
-- by T. P. Curtis after the original by John B. Martin
(at the Valentine Museum, Richmond VA)

 

letter certifying James Armistead Lafayette's efforts as a spy against the British

 

 

 

Headquarters Tour: Part 5

 

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 

Right Stairs Up to the Library

 

George Mason, author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights
(May, 1776), which was a major inspiration for Thomas Jefferson
as he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
-- by Gregory Stapko, after John Hesleus.


President James Madison
-- by Gregory Stapko, after Gilbert Stuart.


 

Thomas Jefferson, 1822
-- by Kevin P. Lewellen after the original by Thomas Scully
(at West Point Military Academy)

 

Headquarters Tour: Part 6

Artwork in the Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 


Note: All SAR Web pages are copyright SAR and neither the text nor the artwork on them may be reproduced without written permission from the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


 

Far Wall and Right Side of Main floor

 

President James Monroe
-- by Gregory Stapko, after the original by James Peale.

The painting hangs above a replica of his desk under the stairwell.


William Penn (no photo)


 

Don Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Louisiana 1777-1785
(and a Spanish Admiral)
-- artist unknown


 

Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill
(near Boston MA)
-- by Thomas Pelham Curtis after the original by John Trumbull
(at the Yale University Art Gallery)


 

Abraham Baldwin, signer of the U.S. Constitution
-- by Gregory Stapko, after the original by C.F. Naegele.


 

General Henry Dearborn, 1751-1829
-- artist unknown, after the original by Gilbert Stuart