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

Sep
27
Mon
13:00 NPS Black Powder Training @ George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
NPS Black Powder Training @ George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Sep 27 @ 13:00 – 17:00
The National Park Service will be holding a black powder training on Monday, September 27 from 13:00-15:00. Please email Jacob Vink if you are interested in participating.
Oct
2
Sat
10:30 Duneland Chapter Meeting
Duneland Chapter Meeting
Oct 2 @ 10:30 – 11:30
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – All Duneland Chapter Meetings will be virtual.
15:00 Harvest Homecoming Parade in New... @ New Albany High School
Harvest Homecoming Parade in New... @ New Albany High School
Oct 2 @ 15:00 – 16:00
The parade starts at 3:00 p,m, but we should muster at out staging area in the New Albany High School parking lot at 2:00 p.m.  We will have a truck pulling a trailer, so if you have mobility issues you can ride on the trailer.  The DAR will be participating with us and will take[...]

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