Before our meeting, we visited some of the sights in Chicago including the marker placed by the Illinois Society U.S.D. 1812 at the site of the Fort Dearborn Massacre.
During the meeting, we were pleased to honor one of our Honorary State Presidents with the Spirit of 1812 Award for her ongoing work on behalf of our Society.
After the meeting, some of us visited the Isle a la Cache Museum. This is a hidden gem in the southwest suburbs that tells the story of the early fur traders in the area. There, we received a private tour from the Museum director.