Minnesota DAR Past & Present

First Minnesota State Regent Elizabeth Thompson Edgertpn Newport 1892-1898




First State Regent
Elizabeth Thompson Edgerton Newport
(Mrs. Reese M. Newport)
Saint Paul Chapter, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Organizing Regent, Saint Paul Chapter
October 14, 1891
Approved by the DAR National Board
January 1892 to serve as first Minnesota State Regent
1892-1898



Source: History of the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrating 125 years,
by Faye Leach, Birchdale Press, 2017, p. 3.




Sibley House, Mendota, Minnesota, 1893







Photo courtesy of: Minnesota Historical Society, Press Kit, Sibley Historic Site Images

Sibley House today



Sibley House, Mendota, Minnesota, Today
From 1910-1997, the Minnesota Society of the DAR owned and operated the 
Sibley House in Mendota, Minnesota, former residence of 
Minnesota's first Governor Henry Hastings Sibley.




Photo courtesy of: Minnesota Historical Society, Press Kit, Sibley Historic Site Images 
Albert Lea Chapter June 1925





Members of the Albert Lea Chapter marked the site
of the first village in Freeborn County, Minnesota



Source: History of the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrating 125 years,
by Faye LeachBirchdale Press, 2017, p. 99.
: D.A.R. pay tribute to America's Unknown Soldier. Washington, D.C., April 16, 1939





DAR pay tribute to America's Unknown Soldier. Washington, D.C., April 16, 1939. 
Despite a heavy rain the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution today turned out 
in full force to pay homage to America's Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 
Mrs. Henry M. Robert, Jr., President General of the DAR, is pictured placing the wreath.




Credit Line: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
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 Minnesota D.A.R. marking grave in June 2016 of Charlotte Van Cleve



Minnesota DAR Gravesite Dedication 
by the Keewaydin Chapter, in September 2017
 for Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve 1819-1907 

American women's suffrage advocate and social reformer during the early history of 
Minnesota, and the first woman elected to the Minneapolis School Board. 
She was the author of numerous books and articles on Minnesota history, 
many of them based on her personal recollections.
She was married to Major-General Horatio P. Van Cleve. 





Photo courtesy of: T. MacAllister
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