Keewaydin Chapter
Meeting & Program Calendar
2014 - 2015

Meetings
First Thursday of the Month:
September, October, November, December, April, May, June
Members and invited guests enjoy lunch together following the meeting.

Programs
Meetings are followed by programs exemplifying DAR values and objectives:
American Heritage, American History, Americanism, Community Service,
Conservation, Education, Genealogy, Historic Preservation, NSDAR,
National Defense, Patriotism, Veterans Services and Women's Issues.

Historical Tour and Lunch
First Thursday in August

Calendar


American's Creed Day - Apr 13
Patriot's Day - Apr 21
Battle of Lexington & Concord - Apr 19

April 3, 2014
Theme: American History
10:30 am
Program:
Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of Ellis Island
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"
The history of Ellis Island and the process
of becoming a United States citizen
Speaker:

Nancy Meister
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club



Memorial Day - May 26

May 1, 2014
Theme: Women in History
10:30 am
Program:
Keewaydin Annual Meeting
Speaker:
State Regent, Diane Cone
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club


Flag Day - June 14

June 5, 2014
Theme: American History
10:30 am
Program:
Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
"The Minneapolis Park System"
Speaker:

Joan Berthiaume
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club

Annual Summer Tour & Social

August 20,2014
Theme: Patriotism
10:00 am

Program:
Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens

Location:

Landmark Center, St Paul, MN


Labor Day Sept 1
Patriot Day - Sept 11
Constitution Week - Sept 17-23

September 4, 2014
Theme: American History
10:30 am
Program:
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
"Dustoff 113 - Tales of a Decorated Vietnam Veteran"
Speaker:
Jim Williamson
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club


National Society DAR Founded - Oct 11, 1890
Minnesota Society of DAR Founced Oct 14, 1891

October 2, 2014
Theme: American History
10:30 am
Program:
Tales of Ye Olde King's Highway
and Other Stories of Travel in Colonial America
Speaker:
Nancy Meister
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club


Veterans Day - Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day - Nov 27

November 6,2014
Theme: Minnesota History
10:30 am
Program:
The ox cart/Red River trails of Minnesota
"Ox Cart Angel"
Speaker:
Joel Arnold
Location:
Fort Snelling Officers' Club


Pearl Harbor Day - Dec 7
Bill of Rights Day - Dec 15

December 4, 2014
Theme: American History
~ Holiday Luncheon Meeting~
Program:
Christmas in Savannah
Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea
Speaker:
Joyce Hinderks
Location:
Town & Country Club, St Paul


Noted DAR Dates
Keewaydin Chapter NSDAR Founded ~ 3 January 1906
MNSSDAR State Board of Management ~ 11 Oct 2014
MNSSDAR 119th State Conference ~ Duluth, MN ~ 16-18 May 2014
NSDAR 123rd Continental Congress ~ Washington DC ~ 25-29 June 2014

Commemorative Events
Independence Day ~ 1776 ~ 4th of July
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War ~ 28 May 2012 thru 11 Nov 2025
100th Anniversary of Mother's Day ~ 20 May 1914 - 2014
100th Anniversary of National Park Service ~ 1916 - 2016
125th Anniversary of Ellis Island Immigration Station ~ 18 Apr 1890 - 2015
250th Anniversary of the Stamp Act ~ 22 Mar 1765 - 2015
800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta ~ 15 June 1215 - 2015

Past Tours
Henry H. Sibley Historic Site
James J. Hill House
Alexander Ramsey House
The John H. Stevens House
The Historic Ard Godfrey House
Pond-Dakota Mission Park and Gideon Pond House
Camp Ripley Military Museum
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Past Program Examples
An Experimental Seasonal Garden ~ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
American Indian Art & Artifacts ~ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Women Navy Radio Operators During World War II
The Declaration of Independence ~ A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit
Maria Sanford ~ Her Impact on American Education
Salem Sea Captains' Explorations ~ The Treasures Brought Back
"Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" ~ Heirloom Distribution in Estate Planning
Experiences of an Army Hospital Nurse During World War II
History of the United States Flag ~ National Sojourners
Antiques Roadshow ~ A Fun Appraisal of Your Special Antique
Being a Female Marine Pilot Instructor in World War II
Conservation ~ Buckthorn Eradication and Wildflower Replantation
A Nurse's Experience in the Vietnam War
"Pins, Protocol, and Other DAR Pomp & Circumstance"
The American Indian Housing Community Development Corporation (AICDC)
A Pre-WWII Military Career and Experience at Fort Snelling

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