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DAR enjoys presentation on historic homesteads


Lifetime resident Mary McCormick presented a program on “Historic Homes and Farmsteads of LaGrange County” for the LaGrange de LaFayette Chapter NSDAR monthly meeting on Oct. 20.

McCormick passed out individual copies of the county road map and shared a brief history of farms that have been in the same family for a minimum of 100 years. The presentation was organized by townships.

The 12 attending chapter members were amazed to learn the progression of name changes as property has moved through the female descendents of many of the original owners. McCormick’s informative presentation featured a full-size historic county map which was used to cross reference the original farms to the current residents.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The local chapter meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month August through December and March through June in the LaGrange library community room. Member volunteers are available in the genealogy department at the library between 1 and 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month to help people research lineage and complete applications for membership.