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 18
Battle of Lexington & Concord - Apr 19

April 6, 2017

Theme: American Heritage

The Year of The Patriot


Keewaydin Members Will Share Patriot Stories

Memorial Day - May 30

May 4, 2017

Theme: Women's Issues

Keewaydin Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

Safe Families For Children

Flag Day - June 14

June 1,2016

Theme: Historic Preservation

A DAR Adventure in Historic Preservation
A Tour of the Sibley Site

Annual Summer Outing

August 3,2017

Theme: American Heritage

Exploring Hastings
LeDuc Estate Tour

Labor Day Sept 4
Patriot Day - Sept 11
Constitution Week - Sept 17-23

September 7, 2017

Theme: Conservation

Is Your Power Grid Safe?

Annette Henkel
Executive Director MN Utilities Investors

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

October 5,2017

Theme: American History

Malice Towards None: the Life and Times of the Kochendorfer Family

Dan Munson, author

Veterans Day - Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day - Nov 23

November 2, 2017

Theme: Education

Getting to Know Our DAR Schools


Kathy Palmersten

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

December 7,2017

~ Holiday Luncheon Meeting~

Theme: Veterans Services

Salute to All Veterans

Roger Haro, Vietnam Veteran

Past Tours
Henry H. Sibley Historic Site
James J. Hill House
Alexander Ramsey House
The John H. Stevens 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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