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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 Julie Melvin
Second Vice Regent Marianne Yates
Chaplain Karen Walton
Recording Secretary Jeanne White
Corresponding Secretary Margaret Chervinko
Treasurer Laura Westcott
Registrar Susan Olsson
Historian Nicole Wingate
Librarian Nancy Schweiterman


September 15, 2021
Annual Pot Luck — Post COVID-Style!

September 17-23, 2021
Constitution Week

October 11, 2021
NSDAR Day of Prayer —130th Anniversary

October 16, 2021
Chapter Meeting
Veteran Speaker Heather Lanquist-Kehoe

November 20, 2021
Chapter Meeting
100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

December 18, 2021
Chapter Meeting — Sharing Meeting
Share a special skill or hobby your ancestor possessed

February 19, 2022
Chapter Meeting & American History Essay Winners

March 19, 2022
Chapter Meeting — Book Club!
Abigail Adams by Woody Holton

April 16, 2022
Annual Meeting & Spring Luncheon
Special Guest Illinois State Regent, Debra Ross Coe

May 7, 2022
National Day of Prayer

May 2022
Chapter Meeting — Conservation
Tour of Chicago Portage National Historic Site