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Open Prairie Chapter DAR
Tipton, Iowa

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Welcome to Open Prairie Chapter

The Open Prairie Chapter was organized on November 30, 1940, as the National Society celebrated its half-century of service. The chapter was named for the wide open spaces in which Cedar County is located. This was referred to as “Open Prairie,” and it commemorates the prairie in all its unspoiled beauty.

75 years:  Preserving our Historic Past, Fostering Patriotism and Supporting Education in the Tipton area... 

We look to the Future.
red oak tree

Celebrate America!

On October 10, 2015, Open Prairie DAR members joined other DAR members world-wide in Celebrating America!

Members participated in the NSDAR's Day of Service, celebrating DAR's 125th Anniversary.
This Red Oak tree will be a connection to the future of DAR in the Tipton area.

Pictured are Junior Members Megan and Molly Pilcher, new member Pat Bingham, Regent Susan Lorenzen, Chaplain Alice Ann Gallagher, Secretary Sandy Harmel and Historian Diane Eaton.

We Share in Preserving the Past.
Bed Bug School
A flag and flag pole were presented to The Bed Bug School in 2012.
marker dedication with SARCharles Harry marker

The SAR Color Guard participated when the Revolutionary War Patriot Charles Harry marker was re-dedicated in 2006. Next to the marker are Jim Cary, a descendant of Charles Harry, and chapter member Diane Eaton.
marker Union SchoolUnion School 1942

A marker was placed at the old Union School in 1942.

Last Updated 1 August 2017
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