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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 Laura Westcott
First Vice Regent Sara Byron
Second Vice Regent Marianne Yates
Chaplain Jeanne Christoff
Recording Secretary Karen Walton
Corresponding Secretary Susan Fredrickson
Treasurer Emily Zimmerman
Registrar Becky Thames-Simmons
Historian Nicole Wingate
Librarian Amanda Abar


September 12, 2018
Chapter Meeting & Annual Potluck Supper

October 13, 2018
DAR Chapter Service to Veterans

November 17, 2018
Chapter Meeting & Sharing Party
Bring a Christmas ornament with a story to share

December 15, 2018
Chapter Meeting & State Regent
Special Guest, State Regent Gloria Flathom

February 16, 2019
Chapter Meeting & American History Essay Winners
Chapter American History Essay winners will read their essays

March 16, 2019
Chapter Meeting & District IV Director
Special Guest, District IV Director Mary Helfrich

April 13, 2019
Annual Meeting & Spring Luncheon

May 11, 2019
Annual Meeting
Terry Lynch Presents Paul Revere