Building Teams Since 1900
M rs. Francis E. Warren, DAR State Regent of Wyoming in 1898, appointed Emily A. Patton to organize the Cheyenne Chapter. The chapter was organized on September 12, 1900, with 24 charter members. The chapter name was chosen to honor the Native American tribe of the plains.
Cheyenne currently has 123 members, with 28 members who live out of state, and several who drive over an hour to attend meetings. The chapter supports numerous national committees and is proud to have presented historic preservation awards, scholarships, and certificates to members of the Cheyenne community. The chapter also supports the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, U.S. active duty military, and local veterans.
The Cheyenne Chapter membership proudly includes one Past Vice President General, two Honorary State Regents, the current Wyoming State Regent and the State Treasurer, one Northwest Division Vice Chair, six State Committee Chairs, and one State Coordinator.
As the capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne is named after the Cheyenne Native American Indians who inhabited present-day southeastern Wyoming before settlers came to the area. In 1867 the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were laid through the current day site, which was close to major routes leading to military camps throughout the region. The city is situated in the midst of rich, nutritious grasslands, which brought numerous cattle barons and their cowboys to the area.
Today, state government, wholesale and retail trade, and tourism support Cheyenne’s economic base. Cheyenne still serves as a major crossroad in the West for the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Railroads, as well as interstate routes 80 and 25.
Since 1897, Cheyenne Frontier Days has been held during the last full week in July, which includes the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles. A Native American village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts, and an art show carry through the frontier theme.
MARKS THE SITE WHERE THE COUNCIL
OF THE FIRST TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE
OF WYOMING CONVENED WHICH LEGISLATURE
ENACTED THE FIRST WOMAN SUFFRAGE
LAW PASSED IN THE UNITED STATES
APPROVED BY JOHN ALLEN CAMPBELL
FIRST GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
DECEMBER 10, 1869
PLACED BY CHEYENNE CHAPTER
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Rededication of the
Woman Suffrage Tablet
(Above) Vice President General & Honorary State Regent, Donna Weaver and Cheyenne Chapter Regent, Jeanette Hursman unwrap the refurbished tablet. Chapter members watched as the tablet was hung and rededicated.
The historic pictures were featured in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspapers. The cover depicts women voting in the Wyoming Territory at the Cheyenne polls.
The Cheyenne Chapter welcomes new United States Citizens at a ceremony in Cheyenne.
Members served refreshments at a social following the ceremony.
SERVICE TO AMERICA
The Cheyenne Chapter made patriotic masks and wore them on Flag Day as they handed out flags.
On NSDAR’s National Day of Service, the Chapter provided supplies to the community.
Click here to learn more about NSDAR’s National Day of Service.
The Cheyenne Chapter membership meets for socials and special events throughout the year.
(Below) New members are installed at a chapter meeting. Pictured Lt. to Rt.: Suzanne Anderson, Chapter Regent, Jozie Korman, new, new, new, Lindsay Taylor Grove, new, Judy Engelhart.
State Conference 2019
(Front Row Lt. To Rt.) Donna Weaver, Vice President General & Honorary State Regent, Morgan Lake, Recording Secretary General, Geraldine Dellenback, Wyoming State Regent 2018-2020, Jozie Korman, Chapter Regent 2018-2020. (Back Row Lt. to Rt.): Lindsay Taylor Grove, Page, Judy Engelhart, Jeanette Hursman, State Regent 2020-2022, Kandace Taylor, Suzanne Anderson, Chapter Regent, 2020-2022.
Two members of the Cheyenne Chapter celebrated their 100 year birthdays.
(Seated Lt.) Beth Schieck has been a member for 51 years and was twice a past Chapter Regent. Elizabeth Oaks (Seated Rt.) has been a member for 58 years. Beth is a retired teacher.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: REDEDICATION OF THE OREGON TRAIL MONUMENT
Cheyenne Chapter Members attended an event hosted by the Fort Caspar Chapter. The Fort Caspar Chapter, NSDAR, had a centennial rededication for a monument to mark the Oregon Trail and to honor the memory of Caspar Collins.
On July 5, 1920, Mrs. B. B. Brooks, State Regent, originally placed the monument and dedicated it. Her great granddaughter, Chapter Regent, Shelly Trumbull (standing to the left of the monument) and her great great granddaughter, Kristen Trumbull Moldaschel (standing to the right of the monument) were present at the rededication. Also present were members of the Ft. Caspar Chapter and the state of Wyoming.
The marker was moved to its current location at Memorial Park in Mills, Wyoming sometime in the 1980’s. The granite marker is about 4 feet high. Pictured Lt. to Rt.: Jeanette Hursman, Robin Broumley, Shelly Trumbull, Barb Bentzin, Rosa Goolsby, Brenda Evans, Valerie Redmond, Kristen Moldaschel, Susan Haines, Donna Weaver, Shirley Mundorf.
For Constitution Week, the Cheyenne Chapter met on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in Cheyenne. State Regent (Rt.), Jeanette Hursman, and Chapter Regent (Lt.), Suzanne Anderson were guest speakers.