Kankakee Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Our Chapter

Organized on November 20, 1922, by Mabel Small McKinstry, the Kankakee Chapter, NSDAR, includes all communities within Kankakee County. The chapter's emphasis is the youth of our community through sponsoring the DAR American Essay Contest and the DAR Good Citizens awards. We also provide comfort items for our veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home and promote historic preservation by marking significant landmarks and graves.

French Heritage Museum (Stone Barn) in downtown Kankakee

The French Heritage Museum (Stone Barn) in downtown Kankakee

Calendar

For more information or to attend a meeting, please contact our regent.


August 5, 2017 Business Meeting
Program: “The Orphan Train” presented by Nancy Shear
Hostesses: Susan Lowry & Barb Nixon
October 21, 2017 Business Meeting
Program: “Insignia” presented by Kathy Haas
Hostesses: Bonnie Bergeron & Donna Ertel
December 2 2017 Christmas Luncheon
Program: “Until You Spread Your Wings — You Have No Idea How Far You Can Fly” presented by Gloria Flathom, State Regent
Hostess: Donna Cardosi
February 17, 2018 DAR Honors Day Tea
Program: History Essay and DAR Good Citizens Honorees
Hostesses: Janice Blanchette, Kathy Haas, Judy Harshbarger, Joanne Moran & Barb Nixon
April 7, 2018 Annual Business Meeting
Program: “Chair Yoga” presented by Anne VanDehey
Hostesses: Cindy Hakes & Jane Arends
June 2, 2018 Spring Luncheon
Program: “Vincennes Trail” presented by Rosemary Morrisette
Hostess: Donna Cardosi

Our Officers

Regent Karen Childs
Vice Regent Rosemary Morrisette
Chaplain Barbara Joanne Moran
Secretary Anne VanDehey
Treasurer Linda Lou Regnier
Registrar Kathleen E. Haas
Historian/Librarian Judy Harshbarger
The beautiful Kankakee River

The beautiful Kankakee River

Kankakee Train Station

The historic Kankakee Train Station

Kankakee County Courthouse

Kankakee County Courthouse

Ducks enjoying the Kankakee River

Ducks enjoying the Kankakee River

B. Harley Bradley House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

B. Harley Bradley House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Photography by Donna Ertel

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