Penobscot Expedition Chapter DAR
Chapter Events: September 2016- June 2017

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   A trip down memory lane, Jo Grady's books on our chapter
   Fall State Meeting at Hilton Garden, Bangor, Me

   Topic:  Veterans and what we can do to help
   Guest Speaker - Carolyn Kelley
   Veteran's month - Bring items for the Vets at Togas
   Guest Speakers - Fran and Guy Grant

   National & State Dues/Chapter/Treasurer report deadline

   Lunch meeting at Anglers Restaurant
   Christmas auction/christmas party at Stockton Springs Library

   Willie will present two $500.00 scholarships
   Guest Speaker - State Regent Liz Hotchkiss

   Edna Vaughan will give a presentation on her ancestor, Lt. John Dutton

   Weldeena Hustus - Honoring our Good Citizens
   Speaker:  Adria O. Horn, she will speak about her time in the military beginning at   
   West Point up to the present as Director, Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
   State Spring Conference
   Hosts Chapters:  Penobscot Expedition, Lady Knox and Molly Ockett
   Samoset Resort, Rockport, Me

   Women in History, Maritime Penobscot Bay History
   Guest Speaker:  Cipperly Good
   Reunion of retired members
   Guest Speaker - John Ford
   Lady Knox Chapter is inviting us for tea, we will meet at the Maine Lighthouse Museum,                   Rockland, Me 

Summer Forum:  July 29, 2017
Old Town Hall, Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St, Freeport, Me  04032

Fall Meeting:  September 23-24, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St, Freeport, Me  04032
Hostess Chapters:  Elizabeth Wadsworth, Old York, Rebecca Emery

State Conference:  March 23 - 25, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St, Freeport, Me  04032
Hostess Chapters:  Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin, Koussinoc, Ramassoc,
Samuel Grant-Mary Kelton Drummer

Summer Forum:  July 28, 2018
Old /Town Hall, Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St, Freeport, Me  04032

Fall Meeting October 2018
President General's  official visit, TBA
Hostess Chapters:  Hannah Weston, Majabigwaduce, Mount Desert Isle

State Conference:  March 21-24, 2019
Hilton Garen Inn
5 Park St, Freeport, Me  04032
Hostess Chapter:  Colonial Daughters, Mary Dillingham-Burnt Meadow,
Topsham-Brunswick, Fort Halifax, Silence Howard Hayden

The RED MAPLE TREE was planted in Union, Maine on 14 Sep 2002
Minuteman Red Maple Tree

"This historic tree is the direct descendent of the Minuteman Red Maple.  The Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts, is the home to the magnificent Minuteman Red Maple.  It was at this site on April 19, 1775, that the citizen-soldiers of the American colonies first met in battle with the British.  At North Bridge, which fords the Concord River, the colonial militia, sworn to be 'ready in a minute,' fired the 'shot heard around the world,' beginning the Revolutionary War."

The above insert taken from Penobscot Expedition Chapter Yearbook

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This page was last updated: July 1, 2017
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  Stockton Springs, ME 04981
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Sep 13, 2016

Sep 24-25

Oct 11

Nov 8

Dec 1

Dec 13

Jan 10, 2017

Feb 14

Mar 14

                         Mar 24 - 26

Apr 11

May 9

Jun 17


We held our annual Christmas party on the 10th of December.  We had a wonderful time.
All meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Stockton Springs Library, 6 Station St., Stockton Springs, Maine at 1:00 unless otherwise noted.
Fall State Meeting
The Flag Ladies from Freeport, Maine were special guests for our fall meeting
Special Grave Dedication
for PVT Joseph Plumb Martin
September 13, 2015 the American Legion Post #157 of Stockton Springs, Commander Arnold Snyder, Commander Langdon Chandler and Daughters of the American Revolution in Searsport, Maine and Cynthia Abbott Kauffman the Registrar and Historian of the White Plains DAR Chapter in Westchester, New York held a ceremony to remember PVT Joseph Plumb Martin. 
Cynthia  Abbott Kauffman and
American Legion Post #157
Arnold Snyder
Those attending the Fall conference were from L-R
Nancy Harvey, Liz Hotchkiss and Ruth-Treat Kroll
The Cameo Ladies
The Cameo project this year was to bring in stuffed animals and baby dolls for kids in the hospital in honor of a young lady that died
The lady in the red sweater handmade a tapestry for our State Regent Elizabeth Hotchkiss in honor of her theme
"In defense of the seacoast."
Special Grave Dedication
for Lt. Colonel Joshua Treat
In October Carolyn Kelley told us about things we can do to help our veterans at Togas
Key Speaker for the month of January
State Regent Elizabeth Hotchkiss
Women in History, Maritime Penobscot Bay History
           Guest Speaker:  Cipperly Good
Key Speaker for the month of May
John Ford
Key Speaker for the month of February
Edna Vaugn
She spoke about her ancestor John Dunton
    The Penobscot Expedition Chapter D.A.R. held a tea over at the American Legion in Stockton Springs on May 9, 2017.  John Ford, the man shown in the picture above, was our key speaker.  He told us how he became a game warden for the Waldo County area. 

    We had many people that attended the tea, one of which was our oldest member, Carol Gardner of Lincolnville.  Her daughter and her husband also attended.  We had many attendees that have belonged to the D.A.R for a very long time. Everyone had a great time enjoying one anothers company and catching up.  Our State Regent, Liz Hotchkiss and her husband was also in attendance.

    We would like to thank the American Legion for letting us use the hall.  Chapter Regent Nancy Harvey conducted the meeting.  The chapter adjourned at 3:00 pm.  The next meeting of the Penobscot Expedition Chapter will be with the Lady Knox Chapter in Rockland, Maine at the Lighthouse Museum on June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Hope to see you all there.  Please enjoy some photos from our tea.

In June the Lady Knox Chapter invited us for tea and we met at the Maine Lighthouse Museum.  Below are a few pictures from the event.