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Chapter Calendar

August 5, 2020 ~ 6:30 p.m.: Chapter meeting

September 2, 2020 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "The Underground Railroad in Illinois" presented by Carol Pirtle, author

September 17-23, 2020 ~ Constitution Week

October 11, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.: DAR Day of Service

October 15, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.: "Serving Those Who Have Served Us" presented by State Regent Sharla Luken

November 4, 2020 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "Fort De Chartes Re-enactment Camping" presented by Kim Barber and Karyn Albers

December 2, 2020 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "DAR Museum Webinar" presented by Karyn Albers

January 9, 2021 ~ 9:00 a.m.: "Master Questionnaiare" presented by Claudia Asselmeier

February 3, 2021 ~ 6:00 p.m.: "DAR and DNA" presented by Peggy Meinberg

March 3, 2021 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "Patriotic/Youth Awards"

April 7, 2021 ~ "Community Service Awards"

May 1, 2021 ~ "Field Trip"

What's in a name?

Our chapter is named after Whiteside Station (formerly called Flannery's Fort) which was the home of William Whiteside. Whiteside was born about 1750 in Goochland County, Virginia (now Albemarle County). William Whiteside was one of nine brothers, most of whom served in the Revolutionary War, who came from North Carolina. William and most of his brothers emmigrated to Illinois. They settled in what became Monroe County. William, along with his sons and nephews, became noted Indian fighters in Illinois. William Whiteside died in 1815 at White Station. Whiteside Station was located between Columbia and Waterloo, Illinois.

Are You Interested in Joining?

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family line?

To become a member of DAR, 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. You can search for your own patriot here. There are ladies in our chapter available to help get you started on becoming a member. Our meeting dates vary from September through May. Contact us if you would like to attend one of our meetings.