Daughters of the American Revolution
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to the Looking Glass Prairie Chapter website. Our chapter
name harkens back to simpler times when the O'Fallon, Illinois area
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, . . ."
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.
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
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.
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
have a relative who is or was a member, the process of joining is
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).
welcome new members!
| Regent: Linda Hangsleben
Regent: Dee Duke
| Chaplain: Teresa Pridmore
Secretary: Beth Kennedy
Secretary: Debbie Sinks
| Treasurer: Marion Rose
| Registrar: Lorna McElhone
| Historian: Gail Jurgensmeyer
|Librarian: Gail Jurgensmeyer/Lorna McElhone|
created May 25, 2010.
Last update January 25, 2014
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