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United States Daughters of 1812
Michigan State Society

State Capitol located in Lansing, Michigan

Our Motto: "Liberty, Fraternity and Unity"

Purposes of the National Society of the U. S. Daughters of 1812

The purposes of this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period and to assist in the care and maintenance of our "Real Granddaughters" in every way that will add to their comfort and happiness.

WAR OF 1812 MUSIC

Ye Parliment of England Click here to play music
The tune is the War of 1812 from the American point of view

Lakes of Ponchartrain Click here to play music
This tune is thought to have been brought back from British and French soldiers fighting in Louisiana and Canada in the War of 1812

The 8th of January Click here to play music
This tune commemorates Andrew Jackson's defeat of the British at New Orleans on January 8th, 1815

The Hunters of Kentucky Click here to play music
The tune became the campaign song for Andrew Jackson's presidency and was popular throughout his two terms

Michigan State Society President
Patrice DeHaan
2012 - 2015

Dear Michigan U.S. D. Members;
Itís great to be feeling the warmer weather finally making itís way into Michigan. I am hoping to see many of you at State Council on April 27, 2013 in Livonia, MI. Many thanks to the General Alexander Macomb Chapter who have been working hard to prepare a wonderful day for us. We are well into the Bicentennial events. Michigan past events of the surrender of Fort Mackinac and Fort Detroit and the Battle of the River Raisin last January. Thank you to all members who donated towards the purchase of the State bench for the River Raisin National Battlefield in Monroe Michigan. The bench has been purchased and we are now planning the dedication of the bench set for May 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. A luncheon is being planned before the dedication at 11:30 p.m. at the Sawyer House. Cost for the luncheon is $9.50. Please RSVP to Helene Werner our Corresponding Secretary if you plan to attend. Our next planned event this year will be the grave marker dedication in Onondaga, MI on June 20, 2013 at Lane Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. We are marking these1812 veterans of both husband and wife Nathaniel and Almenia Champe. Almenia Thompson Champe was an American female spy during the War of 1812 and we are please to mark the grave of a woman during our Bicentennial. August 10, 2013 will be our next marking in Concord, MI for an ancestor of a Georgia 1812 daughter. Donít forget the Bicentennial events at Fort Meigs in Toledo, Ohio and the Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment in August/September at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The Tall ships will be there also. Stephen Preston will be our host for State Council in 2014 with our President National hopefully in attendance. Hope you have a wonderful summer and see our State with Pride as we celebrate the War of 1812.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

State Registrar Judith Quinn

General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Detroit, Michigan Area
            Chapter President Grace Bliss Smith
            Chapter Registrar Judith Quinn
            General Alexander Macomb Chapter web page

Stephen Preston Chapter
Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
            Chapter President Judy Hull
            Chapter RegistrarClaudette Darling
            Stephen Preston Chapter web page

WHAT OUR SOCIETY HAS BEEN DOING

May 3, 2013
Granite Bench Dedication at River Raisin National Battlefield Park.

August 10, 2013
Elnathan Scranton Grave Dedication at West Concord Cemetery, Concord, MI.

June 20, 2013
Nathaniel and Almenia Champ Grave Dedication at Lane Cemetery, Onondaga, MI.

August 9, 2012
Battle of Monguagon Dedication at Trenton, MI marking the 200th anniversary of the battle one by the American Forces in Michigan.

June 18, 2012
James Archer Galloway Grave Dedication in North Reading Cemetery, Hillsdale County, MI

November 2012
Thanksgiving Placemats from General Alexander Macomb and Stephen Preston Chapters for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
2014-2015 MICHIGAN

January 18, 2014: Saturday
            201st Anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin. Visit River Raisin Park Services for more information

March, 2014: Saturday
            Visit Battle of Longwoods Commemoration for more information

August 4, 2014: Monday
            Battle of Mackinac Island Reenactment

August 23-24, 2014: Saturday-Sunday
            War of 1812 Muster in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. Visit The Henry Ford for more information

October 13, 2014: Monday
            "Legacies of the War of 1812" Symposium at the Detroit Historical Museum. Views of Canadian, American, British, Native American and Michigander.

December 2014
Honoring the "Treaty of Ghent" (December 24, 1814)
            Public Events across the State. Visit Michigan Government DNR site and scroll down to the events schedule for more information.

January 17, 2015: Saturday
            202nd Anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin. Visit River Raisin Park Services for more information

February 16, 2015: Monday
            Local Community Events across the State to Commemorating the Bicentennial end of the War of 1812. Visit Michigan Government DNR site and scroll down to the events schedule for more information.

March 28, 2015: Saturday
            "Grand Pacification Ball" Commemorative Event. Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI (tentative). Updates to be posted at Michigan Government DNR site and scroll down to the events schedule for more information.

July 18, 2015: Saturday
            "Star Spangled Banner replaces the Union Jack on Mackinac Island" Fort Mackinac restored to American control ceremony. Visit Michigan Government DNR site and scroll down to the events schedule for more information.

August 22-23, 2015: Saturday-Sunday
            War of 1812 Muster, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. Visit Michigan Government DNR The Henry Ford events schedule for more information.

MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY OFFICERS
2012 - 2015

*** Michigan State Society Officers ***
OFFICE NAME CHAPTER
President Patrice DeHaan Stephen Preston Chapter
First Vice President Judy Hull Stephen Preston Chapter
Second Vice President Twila Helferich General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Chaplain Lou Hixson Stephen Preston Chapter
Recording Secretary Alice Peterie General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Corresponding Secretary Helene Werner General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Treasurer Barbara Allison General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Registrar Judith Quinn General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Historian Joann Mulso General Alexander Macomb Chapter
Librarian Linda Stillman Stephen Preston Chapter
Curator B. J. Leman General Alexander Macomb Chapter

FUNDRAISER

Luggage Tags - 4 3/4" white tag with navy blue imprint of a tall ship. Each tag comes with two different styles of straps and an ID card to insert in the back of the tag. Follow the link below to learn more.

Luggage Tag Order Form

BATTLE OF RIVER RAISIN

COMMEMORATION SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013

Spirit of 1812 Award Winner Eddie Price

Click on the thumbnail images to view full size

WAR of 1812 BICENTENNIAL

2013 Event Calendar: For the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

May 3, 2013 Peace Garden Bench Dedication

  • 11:30 a.m. The Sawyer House Luncheon

  •                         320 East Front Street, Monroe, MI 48161
                            Catered Lunceon $9.50 each

  • 1:30 p.m. Bench Dedication: River Raisin National Battlefield Park

  •                         1403 East Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162

MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY BOARD MEETINGS

November 15, 2013 Minutes
The meeting was held at the Lexington Hotel-925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI.

MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL DATES

115th Michigan State Council Hosted by Stephen Preston Chapter
Date: May 10, 2014
Place: Hilton Hotel-4747 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (616-957-0100)
Ask for Reservation Code: USDAU

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Minutes April 27, 2013 State Council
Agenda coming soon

LINKS

United States Daughters of 1812

Stephen Preston Chapter, U.S.D.1812

General Alexander Macomb Chapter U.S.D.1812

Fort McHenry

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

National Museum of American History

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