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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 13, 2017
Chapter Meeting & Annual Potluck Supper

October 14, 2017
DAR Chapter Service to Veterans

November 18, 2017
Chapter Meeting
Terry Lynch Presents Meriwether Lewis

December 2, 2017
Chapter Meeting & Christmas Party
Leslie Goddard Presents Christmas Traditions At The White House

January 2, 2018
Volunteer Opportunity: Feed My Starving Children

February 17, 2018
Chapter Meeting & Sharing Meeting
Family Photos: Bring an old family photo with a story to share

March 17, 2018
Chapter Meeting & Conservation Program

April 21, 2018
Annual Meeting & Spring Luncheon

May 12, 2018
Annual Meeting & Veteran Speaker