June 28, 2017

About U.S.D. 1812

National Headquarters

N.S.U.D. of 1812 Headquarters
1461 Rhode Island Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-5402

The U.S.D. of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.

N.S.U.S.D. of 1812’s National Headquarters building is located at 1461 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20005-5402. Telephone number 202-745-1812. The flagpole in front of the building was taken from the United States Frigate Constitution when it was being reconditioned.

The headquarters building was built in 1884. It was purchased by the Society in 1928 and is furnished as a historic house museum with authentic antiques. Spaces are assigned and maintained by the state societies.

In 1992, the Society purchased the late-Victorian house immediately next-door at 1463 Rhode Island, NW, which will allow expansion of both the museum and the library. In 1997, the property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

National Items
Motto:
‘Liberty, Fraternity and Unity’
Colors:
Blue and Gray
Flower:
The White Carnation
Theme:
“There’s a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere”
Scripture:
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20 (KJV)
Project:
Restoration of Our Properties
Salute to the Flag of 1812:
“All hail to thee, fair flag of 1812, under whose stars and stripes our Fathers fought for liberty and justice. We pledge to thee our Loyal hearts, and thus salute thee.”