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

Nov
7
Sat
10:00 Continental Chapter Meeting @ Hazelwood Christian Church
Continental Chapter Meeting @ Hazelwood Christian Church
Nov 7 @ 10:00
Meetings are held in the Fellowship House of the Hazelwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1400 University Avenue, Muncie. Members, guests, prospective members, and visitors assemble in the dining room, Meetings begin at 10:00 AM (EST). Per Mark Kreps, 23 August: The Continental Chapter meeting Sept 12 has been changed to a on line meeting.[...]
14:00 Augustin de la Balme Commemoration @ de laBalme Memorial Site
Augustin de la Balme Commemoration @ de laBalme Memorial Site
Nov 7 @ 14:00 – 15:00
The annual Commemoration of the American Revolution Event will take place in Union Township of Whitley County.  The battle was between Colonel Augustin de laBalme; his men and Chief Little Turtle and the Miami Indians.  It took place on or about November 5, 1780. The 240th anniversary of this event will be commemorated on Saturday,[...]
Nov
11
Wed
19:00 Clarence A. Cook Chapter Meeting @ MCL Castleton
Clarence A. Cook Chapter Meeting @ MCL Castleton
Nov 11 @ 19:00
Watch for possible changes due to COVID-19 Dinner: 18:00 – 19:00 MCL Cafeteria Castleton 5520 Castleton Corner Lane Indianapolis, IN Maximum social distancing room occupancy is 20 persons. Masks required.

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