The SAR Museum Board was formed through specifications within SAR Bylaw, No. 18, Section 1 (g) delineating the SAR’s standing committees, as found in the SAR Handbook. It states:
- (g) Museum Board. The purpose of the Museum Board shall be to collect, preserve, conserve, manage, interpret and exhibit articles of the historical period of the American Revolution (1763-1801). In accomplishing this purpose, the National Society’s Headquarters shall function as the primary resource to both the Society’s membership and the general public for education on the American Revolution primarily through storied standing and temporary exhibitions.