Silver Creek Chapter DAR

Highland, Illinois

The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.


The DAR offers many opportunities to serve.

Silver Creek Chapter (one of 106 DAR chapters in the state of Illinois and more than 3,000 chapters around the world), is located in Highland, in southern Illinois, about 35 miles northeast of St. Louis. Our chapter was organized in October 1983, with Mrs. R.F. Kurz as the organizing regent. The chapter name comes from the local Silver Creek which served as an important source of salt for early area settlers. The banks of Silver Creek also provided limestone, sandstone and coal. Today, Silver Creek continues to be important to the area as a primary water source. Our chapter members come from several nearby towns. We are an enthusiastic group comprised of ladies of all ages, backgrounds, and talents. Our members are active in all aspects of their communities. We take part in various activities and events that preserve our treasured history and promote it to today's youth. Whether individually or as a group, our chapter works diligently to achieve the three objects of our National Society - historic preservation, education, and patriotism. By participating in today's events, we work to prepare ourselves and others for the world of tomorrow. We are an organization that cares about our country's past, present and future.

Membership in the DAR is very rewarding. To become a member, a woman must be at least 18 years old and be able to prove blood descent from a person who rendered patriotic service during the American Revolution. If you think you are eligible, please contact our registrar or membership chairman for more information. Many of our members are willing to help you find ways to document your lineage. We're anxious to meet you and have you be a part of our chapter. Our chapter normally meets on the second Saturday of the month, September through May.

Our Calendar

September 15, 2016
Welcome Tea
September 17-23, 2016
Constitution Week
October 8, 2016
Family in World War II"
October 11, 2016
National DAR Day of Service"
November 12, 2016
"How to Create a Buzz" presented by District VI Director Pamela Smith
December 10, 2016
"The Buzz About DAR" presented by State Regent Sharon Frizzell"
January 14, 2017
"Benjamin Franklin" presented by Sally Rehberger
February 11, 2017
"Patriot James Lemen" presented by Cherie Kuhn
March 11, 2017
"1763 Massacre of the Conestoga" presented by Sharon Kilzer
April 8, 2017
"DAR 102" presented by Lola DeGroff"
May 13, 2017
"Personal View of Vietnam War" presented by Charlotte Digue

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