Help the Build the SAR Museum and Education Center
Help the Build the SAR Museum and Education Center in Louisville, Kentucky
A Plan for the Future
The SAR Foundation would like to thank Solid Light, Inc. for their generous in-kind donation of $550,000 towards the cost of the design costs for the SAR Museum and Education Center. Solid Light has designed award-winning projects for several renowned institutions including Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the Falls of the Ohio Visitor Center, and the Delta Blues Museum. Their unmatched creativity is marked by an adept ability to celebrate history. It is truly an honor that they are working with the Sons of the American Revolution to tell the story of our shared patriot ancestors and the founding of our nation. With their generous gift and the success of the Patten Challenge, the SAR is one step closer to finalizing the plan for our interactive and interpretive gallery space, the SAR Museum and Education Center.
Historic, Educational, Patriotic
The SAR Museum and Education Center will be more than a traditional museum. It will be a sensory experience connecting visitors to the past and highlighting how the freedoms secured almost 250 years ago by our patriot ancestors still have an impact on our world of today. The SAR’s mission is to be patriotic, historical and educational, and these ideas are at the heart of the planned design. Each carefully crafted element, from the sweeping graphics to the interactive digital components is being designed to educate and inform visitors about the American Revolution. The SAR Museum and Education Center will not just be an activity for a rainy afternoon, but rather an experience that will stay with visitors long after they leave – and if they are eligible, to inspire them to join the SAR as a member.
The SAR Museum and Education Center will be a vibrant part of the headquarters of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution located in Louisville, Kentucky on the city’s Museum Row. The Solid Light Plan will include elements that will allow the SAR Museum and Education Center to be shared with SAR societies and chapters across the country for use in classroom presentations and other educational outreach efforts. The SAR Museum and Education Center not only advances the SAR’s institutional goals and fulfills our mission, but will make the story of the American Revolution accessible to new audiences of all ages.
Make the Plan a Reality
Much has been accomplished, but funds are still needed to finalize the Solid Light Plan. If you have not done so yet, please consider making a gift to this once-in-a-lifetime project. And if you have already given – thank you! All gifts have an impact and naming opportunities are still available at qualifying levels. With your help, we will be able to complete the SAR Museum and Education Center in time to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of our nation in 2026. There is simply no more fitting way to honor our patriot ancestors than to educate the public about our legacy of liberty.
Help the SAR Foundation to complete the Solid Light Plan today by making your gift today or by calling Sarah Strapp Dennison at (502) 315-1777.