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La Grange - Le Portage Chapter

LaGrange, Illinois


To honor our Revolutionary War ancestors, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution promote patriotism, education, community service, and preservation of our nation's history and historic sites.

Our chapter name commemorates the historic expedition of Father Louis Joliet and Canadian-born fur trader Jacques Marquette. In 1673, these two men and their party of five others left the banks of the Des Plaines River to portage to Lake Michigan. In doing so, they traversed the area in which our chapter is located: La Grange, Illinois, and neighboring communities.

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Regent Sara Byron
First Vice Regent Laura Westcott
Second Vice Regent Marianne Yates
Chaplain Annette Burlet
Recording Secretary Susan Olsson
Corresponding Secretary Karen Walton
Treasurer Emily Zimmerman
Registrar Becky Thames-Simmons
Historian Nicole Wingate
Librarian Nancy Schweiterman


September 11, 2019
Chapter Meeting & Annual Potluck Supper

October 5, 2019
Genealogy Workshop — Who Do You Think You Are?

October 13, 2019
NSDAR Day of Prayer

October 19, 2019
Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker: Mickey Straub

November 16, 2019
Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker: David Baruch

December 14, 2019
Chapter Meeting & Sharing Meeting
Bring a story to share about your patriot, or your genealogical journey

February 5, 2020
Chapter Meeting & American History Essay Winners
Chapter American History Essay winners will read their essays

March 14, 2020
Chapter Meeting — Conservation

April 18, 2020
Annual Meeting & Spring Luncheon

May 2, 2020
Conservation Field Trip

May 7, 2020
National Day of Prayer

May 9, 2020
Chapter Meeting
Leslie Goddard Presents