Established 1889 – A historical, educational, and patriotic “lineage” society comprised of male descendants of patriots who supported the cause of American Independence 1774-1783.

Upcoming Events

Jul
18
Sat
01:30 George Rogers Clark Chapter onli... @ ZOOM online meeting
George Rogers Clark Chapter onli... @ ZOOM online meeting
Jul 18 @ 01:30 – 02:10
Due to COVID-19, we will not have an in-person meeting. Instead, we will use the ZOOM app to meet online. Compatriots and prospective members who would like to participate in our online meeting, should contact President Randy Helderman at rhelderman69@gmail.com in advance of the meeting to learn the details of joining the meeting using the[...]
Aug
1
Sat
10:00 Summer House of Delegates Meeting @ St. Francis Xavier Parish Center
Summer House of Delegates Meeting @ St. Francis Xavier Parish Center
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 02:00
Hosted by the George Rogers Clark Chapter, Vincennes, IN Compatriots and their guests are cordially invited to attend the Indiana SAR Summer House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The meeting will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, 106 3rd Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)[...]
Aug
12
Wed
19:00 Clarence A. Cook Chapter Meeting @ MCL Castleton
Clarence A. Cook Chapter Meeting @ MCL Castleton
Aug 12 @ 19:00
13 MAY MEETING CANCELLED – COVID-19 Dinner: 18:00 – 19:00 MCL Cafeteria Castleton 5520 Castleton Corner Lane Indianapolis, IN

Indiana During the American Revolution

Ball State University, through their Immersive Learning Project, in partnership with The Indiana Society, has created dramatic video presentations about three Indiana Territory settlers (Squire Boone, George Mason and Francois Busseron) and their contributions to the American Revolution.

The primary waterway between Lake Erie and the Mississippi River is through what has been called the “Glorious Gate.” The Maumee-Wabash sluiceway connected the most direct waterways from Quebec and Montreal to French settlements in the lower Wabash, Illinois and Mississippi areas. This route opened up new areas, rich in game, and being further south the route was more temperate than the four or five portages farther north in Canada and Wisconsin. Except for a nine mile portage at present day Fort Wayne, travelers, explorers, trappers, tradesmen and armies could traverse the entire distance by water. The portage was a “toll road” defended by the Miami Indians. …READ MORE