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Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party

September 9, 2017 — Chapter Meeting; joint meeting with Piankeshaw Chapter SAR ("Remembering WWI", Champaign County Historical Museum)

September 17-23, 2017 — Constitution Week

October 13, 2017 — Chapter Meeting ("Until You Spread Your Wings, You Have No Idea How Far You Can Fly" presented by State Regent)

November 11, 2017 — Chapter Meeting ("Time Travel" presented by District III Director)

December 9, 2017 — Chapter Meeting ("Make it Count" presented by National Committee Chairman, Service to America)

January 2018 — No Meeting

February 9, 2018 — Honoring DAR and SAR Good Citizens ("TBA")

March 10, 2018 — Chapter Meeting (2018 Museum Exhibit)

April 14, 2018 — Chapter Meeting ("Civil War Papers")

May 12, 2018 — Chapter Meeting (Memorial Service, Installation of Officers, and Annual Business Meeting; Mini Program)

June 9, 2018 — Chapter Meeting (Flag Day Program, Honor JAC, and American History Essay Winners, Flag Awards)

July 4, 2018 — C-U Freedom Parade

American Revolutionary War heroines - Sybil Ludington was the eldest of twelve children. Her father, Colonel Ludington, had served in the French and Indian War. As a mill owner in Patterson, New York, he was a community leader, and he volunteered to serve as the local militia commander as war with the British loomed. When he received word late on April 26, 1777, that the British were attacking Danbury, Connecticut, Colonel Ludington knew that they would move from there into further attacks in New York. As head of the local militia, he needed to muster his troops from their farmhouses around the district, and to warn the people of the countryside of possible British attack. Sybil, then 16 years old, volunteered to warn the countryside of the attack and to alert the militia troops to muster at Ludington's. The glow of the flames from Danbury would have been visible for miles. She traveled some 40 miles through the towns of Carmel, Mahopac, and Stormville, in the middle of the night, in a rainstorm, on muddy roads, shouting that the British were burning Danbury and calling out the militia to assemble at Ludington's. When Sybil Ludington returned home, most of the militia troops were ready to march to confront the British. The 400-some troops were not able to save the supplies and the town at Danbury—the British seized or destroyed food and munitions and burned the town—but they were able to stop the Brtish advance and push them back to their boats, in the Battle of Ridgefield.

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