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Daughters of the American Revolution

Looking Glass Prairie Chapter

O'Fallon, Illinois

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Our Objectives

Historic Preservation

Patriotism

Education

Our Motto

God, Home, and Country

Prairie grass     

Welcome to the Looking Glass Prairie Chapter website.  Our chapter name harkens back to simpler times when the O'Fallon, Illinois area was prairie.  

In the Gazetteer of Illinois, 1837, John Mason Peck wrote: "Looking Glass Prairie, a large, rich, beautiful and undulating prairie lying between Silver and Sugar creeks, and on the eastern border of St. Clair county.  . . .  The land is various, much of which is good first and second rate soil, and is proportionately divided into timber, prairie, and barrens.  The prairies are distinguished as Looking Glass, . . ."  

O'Fallon was founded in 1854.  O'Fallon and the Village of Shiloh are known as two of the fastest growing communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area, yet both maintain their small-town appeal. O'Fallon offers close proximity to nearby Scott Air Force Base and easy access to St. Louis.  We hope you will consider joining us.

Membership 

Do you have a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree? 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.  Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor.  Your ancestor did not have to fight in the American Revolution for you to be eligible.  Perhaps he/she provided food or shelter for the troops or was a citizen who signed an oath of allegiance to the new country.  Many contributions are acceptable.  Here is a link to more information.

Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

Membership in DAR is very rewarding.  If you think you are eligible, come to one of our meetings or send an e-mail to our regent or registrar.  Many of our members are willing to help you find ways to document your lineage.  Did you know that if you have a relative who is or was a member, the process of joining is simplified! 

The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.  There are also organizations for men (National Society Sons of the American Revolution) and children (National Society Children of the American Revolution).

We welcome new members!

Chapter Officers

Regent:  Linda Hangsleben
Vice Regent: Dee Duke
Chaplain: Teresa Pridmore
Recording Secretary: Beth Kennedy
Corresponding Secretary: Debbie Sinks
Treasurer: Marion Rose
Registrar: Lorna McElhone
Historian: Gail Jurgensmeyer
Librarian:  Gail Jurgensmeyer/Lorna McElhone

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Website created May 25, 2010.  Last update January 25, 2014
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