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
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.
|September 12, 2020
||“Welcome - Ice Cream Social"
District Director Julie Barnes presents "Freedom has a ..." Also Memorial Service
|September 5-13, 2020
|September 17-23, 2020
|September 18, 2020
|October 10, 2020
||Silas Hamilton School: First
Integrated School in Illinois 35 Years Prior to the Civil War"
presented by Beth McGlassen
|October 11, 2020
||"DAR Day of Service
|November 14, 2020
||"Native Americans of Illinois"
presented by Cheri Kuhn
|December 12, 2020
||"Christmas Potluck" "Celebrating
the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower" presented by Patricia Witt
|January 9, 2021
||"Women's Health: Heart Attack,
Stroke and Covid" presented by Ann Digue
|February 13, 2021
||"Sante Fe Trail" presented by
|March 13, 2021
||"Missing Man's Table" presented
by Phil Bailey
|March 29, 2021
||"Vietnam Veterans Day, 2 p.m.,
Randall Dalton Park
|April 10, 2021
||"Eliza Lucas Pickney" presented
by Dr. Kelly Oberneufermann"
|May 8, 2021
||"All About my Patriot"