Keewaydin Chapter
Meeting & Program Calendar

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

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

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American's Creed Day - Apr 13
Patriot's Day - Apr 20
Battle of Lexington & Concord - Apr 19

April 2, 2015
Theme: American History

Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
"Sisterhood of War; Minnesota Women in Vietnam"


Author Kim Heikkila

Memorial Day - May 25

May 7, 2015
Theme: Chapter Development

Keewaydin Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon
Pins,Insignia, Protocol & Primer on Chapter Offices

Barb Januscheitis

Flag Day - June 14

June 4, 2015
Theme: American History

Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
Honoring Our Own Vietnam Veterans


Keewaydin Members

Annual Summer Tour & Social

August 6,2015
Theme: Minnesota History

Tour of the Gideon Pond House, Box Lunch Picnic
and Tour of the Bloomington Cemetery


Gideon Pond House, Bloomington, MN

Labor Day Sept 7
Patriot Day - Sept 11
Constitution Week - Sept 17-23

September 3, 2015
Theme: Historic Preservation

Minnesota State Historical Preservation Office

Denis Gardner

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

October 1, 2015
Theme: Conservation

Rejuvenation of the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery
(Formerly Laymen's Cemetery)

Susan Hunter Weir

Veterans Day - Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day - Nov 26

November 5,2015
Theme: American History

A Grave Wrong
Japanese-American Internment during WWII

Sally Sudo

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

December 3, 2015
Theme: DAR Genealogy

~ Holiday Luncheon Meeting~

Sharing our DAR Patriot Stories

Keewaydin Members

Noted DAR Dates
Keewaydin Chapter NSDAR Founded ~ 3 January 1906
MNSSDAR State Board of Management ~ 10 Oct 2015
MNSSDAR 119th State Conference ~ Minneapolis, MN ~ 25-26 April 2015
NSDAR 123rd Continental Congress ~ Washington DC ~ 24-28 June 2015

Commemorative Events
Independence Day ~ 1776 ~ 4th of July
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War ~ 28 May 2012 thru 11 Nov 2025
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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