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the Past, Present, & Future of KDO

Mary E. Hansell original “lady” of the Grateful Daughters circle

One of the most wonderful things she did for us, KDO, as an organization, was the history which tells of the time through 1928.  Her account of history includes and tells us a story of the times up until then, the celebrations at Christmas, the gardens, the keeping of chickens and cows.  There were several stories of the matrons as well as the year by year growth of the endowment fund, and the executive board and advisory board members.

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Jennifer Sylvia
Fundraising 1920's Style

Imagine raising $50,000 in 1920 which in today's dollars(2018) is like raising $625,000.  In the 1920's a fundraising drive was held to raise money for a new addition to the Home. (The King’s Daughters’ Home for Women at this point)

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Jennifer Sylvia
125th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday evening, June 6, 2018, members and special guests of the King’s Daughters Organization (KDO) joined together to celebrate its 125th Anniversary. A celebration Gala was held at the beautiful and historic Illini Country Club. This day was special as it marked exactly 125 years from the original KDO incorporation on June 6th,1893.

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Jennifer Sylvia
Celebrating the King’s Daughters Organization Anniversaries

The evening of June 6, 2018, members of the King’s Daughters Organization (KDO)  joined together to celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a Gala Event held at Illini Country Club. A beautifully detailed booklet written  on the past , present and future of KDO was presented to attendees to commemorate this very important occasion.  Now, with the 125th Celebratory event in the history book, let’s take a glance back at other KDO anniversaries.

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Jennifer Sylvia
The Home's Garden

The rich history of the stately Victorian home at the 541 Black Avenue, from 1872 when cereal giant C.W. Post built his family home to 2007 when the Carrie Post King’s Daughters Home for Women closed its doors, is well documented.  Throughout this history are several accounts of the garden behind the Home.

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Jennifer Sylvia
A History of the Circles

The vibrant history of The King’s Daughters Organization’s continues to shine bright. Continue reading to learn more about how KDO’s ‘circles of friendship’ evolved and the service each circle has provided to the community. Please continue to join us as we highlight our 125 years of history!!

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Jennifer Sylvia
25th Anniversary: WWI & Influenza

 In 1918, the King’s Daughters Organization celebrated their 25th anniversary. This celebration took place during the time of World War I and also during a severe influenza outbreak that occurred in 1918 and 1919. We are thankful for the hardworking women that kept this organization running even during times of turmoil and sickness.

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Jennifer Sylvia