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NSDAR Motto:
"God, Home & Country"

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National Theme:

"Honoring Our Heritage ~
Focusing on the Future ~
Celebrating America!"

Welcome to the
Maria Sanford Chapter
of the
Daughters of the American Revolution

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2013 - 2015
Minnesota State Theme:
"Working Together to Preserve Our Heritage"

MN State Project:
"To digitize the
MNSSDAR Records."

Bible verse:
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."

Ecclesiastes 4:9 - 10




























































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January 2004

September 2009

18 October 2014

Maria Sanford

Maria Sanford was the first woman professor in the United States.

She taught at the University of Minnesota for twenty nine years as Professor of Rhetoric and Elocution.

Her statue stands in the Hall of Fame in the United States Capitol for Minnesota as one of two allowed for each state.

She was involved in Women’s Suffrage and is commemorated at the Women’s Suffrage Monument at the Minnesota Capitol.

Photo by Patty Arndt



The Maria Sanford Chapter meets the
Second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Members come from all over the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Date: Time: Program:
April 12 , 2014 9:30 A.M.

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winner
Mixer: Blue Star Mother gift bag assembly

May 3 , 2014 9:30 A.M.

Host Blue Star Mothers Annual Meeting

June 14, 2014 9:30 A.M.

State Regent Visit – Diane Cone
Preservation Technologies – MHS

July 12, 2014 9:30 A.M.

Llamas as Service Animals – Vince Deschene
US Flag Retirement Ceremony

August 9, 2014 9:30 A.M. DAR Murder Mystery Tea
September 13, 2014 9:30 A.M. World War II Code Talkers – Mary Wold

November 8, 2014

9:30 A.M. History of the Ox Cart Trails - Joel Arnold
December 13, 2014 9:30 A.M. Annual Meeting

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next meeting or to send us a message.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR):

~ The largest women's patriotic organization in the world ~
~ Over 165,000 members, with 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 12 countries ~

We welcome women who want to participate in
the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the DAR.

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is
a unique opportunity to establish lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot
of the Revolutionary War. Volunteering through the DAR is an effective way to
honor our patriot ancestors, recognize their roles in establishing the
United States of America, and carry forth their purpose of American freedom.

We are delighted to answer questions about the DAR or patriot lineage.

Prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence;
document each statement of birth, marriage, and death in the lineal line;
document the ancestor's patriotic service in the Revolutionary War; and
be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Accepted Service of Patriots

19 April 1775 - 26 November 1783
(Battle of Lexington - withdrawal of British troops from New York)

Revolutionary War service also includes being a signer of the Declaration of Independence,
or someone who performed civil service duties or provided patriotic service.

To find out more about these different types of service,
visit the National DAR Website for a list of all the
acceptable types of Revolutionary War service.

2014 Calendar

Labor Day September 1
Patriot Day September 11
Constitution Week September 17 - 23
NSDAR Founders Day October 11
NSDAR Day of Prayer (Sunday closest to October 11) October 12
Columbus Day October 13
Anniversary of the Minnesota State Society DAR (MNSSDAR) (1891) October 14
Veterans Day November 11
Native American Heritage Day November 23


2015 Calendar

Lincoln’s Birthday February 12
President's Day February 16
George Washington's Birthday February 22
National Day of Prayer May 7
Memorial Day May 25
Flag Day June 14
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 1
Patriot Day September 11
Constitution Week September 17 - 23
Columbus Day October 13
NSDAR Founders Day October 11
NSDAR Day of Prayer (Sunday Closest to October 11) October 11
Anniversary of the Minnesota State Society DAR (MNSSDAR) (1891) October 14
Veterans Day November 11