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Speaker Series: Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman on Constitution Day, Saturday, September 17, 11:15am

On September 17, on Constitution Day, the Hendrick Hudson DAR Chapter will hold its first Speaker Series program of the 2022-2023 year at the Sheffield (MA) Historical Society. On September 17th in 1787 the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. Bearing direct relation to the Constitution is the celebrated Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman story, which transpired in Sheffield. Freeman’s bold actions, drawing on… Continue reading Speaker Series: Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman on Constitution Day, Saturday, September 17, 11:15am

Historic Robert Jenkins House Open House: Sat Sept 10, 1-4 pm

The Historic Robert Jenkins House at 113 Warren Street in Hudson holds another of this summer’s tour days on Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm. The 1811 house, built by proprietor Robert Jenkins, is on the National Register of Historic Places as Nationally Significant and is in the Front Street-Parade Hill-Lower Warren Street Historic District. The house is… Continue reading Historic Robert Jenkins House Open House: Sat Sept 10, 1-4 pm

Slides to Mark Lawler’s “Ice Age Giants — An Elephant’s Tale: The Discovery of the World’s First Mastodon and American Patriotism”

​On June 12th, paleobiologist/paleoecologist Mark Lawler presented “Ice Age Giants — An Elephant’s Tale: The Discovery of the World’s First Mastodon and American Patriotism” at the chapter’s Flag Day meeting, to members and the public. He generously has shared his slides, which can be accessed here. The first evidence of a mastodon was a single tooth which was discovered… Continue reading Slides to Mark Lawler’s “Ice Age Giants — An Elephant’s Tale: The Discovery of the World’s First Mastodon and American Patriotism”

Speaker Series: The Claverack Mastodon and its Role in American Patriotism. Sun June 12, 3:30 pm

The 2022 Hendrick Hudson Chapter Speaker Series honors Flag Day with a talk on Zoom by paleobiologist/paleoecologist Mark Lawler of Saranac Lake. He explores the story, the “elephant’s tale” it could be called, of the 1705 discovery of the world’s first mastodon, which was unearthed in what would become the Town of Claverack. With the ensuing… Continue reading Speaker Series: The Claverack Mastodon and its Role in American Patriotism. Sun June 12, 3:30 pm

Memorial Day at Cypress Hill Cemetery, New Lebanon

The Cypress Hill Cemetery, located within New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens, attracted the public on Memorial Day 2022. It’s visitor friendly now, thanks to the ambitious restoration project that former town historian Sharon Moon began some years ago.  Now working with Moon on a new “Restoring History” project are the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, National Society… Continue reading Memorial Day at Cypress Hill Cemetery, New Lebanon

Schoenborn and Shutts Receive Hendrick Hudson DAR Community Service Awards

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, awarded two coveted Community Service Awards, to Ella Schoenborn of Coxsackie and Charlotte Shutts of Hillsdale, at its annual meeting on May 16th. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the community, without compensation, in an outstanding manner through voluntary heroic, civic, benevolent service, or by organizing or participating in community… Continue reading Schoenborn and Shutts Receive Hendrick Hudson DAR Community Service Awards

Speaker Series: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens, and the Hendrick Hudson Chapter. Mon Mar 21, 2:30 pm

The 2022 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution begins on Zoom and in person on March 21 at 2:30 pm. New Lebanon Town Historian Elizabeth Sheffer-Winig and Chapter Historian Doris Krohn Harrington will discuss a cooperative project begun last summer that will honor and restore the graves of Revolutionary War veterans buried… Continue reading Speaker Series: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens, and the Hendrick Hudson Chapter. Mon Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Restoring History: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens; DAR Chapter and Others Collaborate to Honor Them

March 2, 2022: Former New Lebanon resident George Clark, a member of the Floyd Carlton Post of the American Legion, has been working to identify the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers for years now. Helping him has been his friend Dale Ackley. Former town historian Sharon Moon and Cemetery of the Evergreens board members have… Continue reading Restoring History: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens; DAR Chapter and Others Collaborate to Honor Them

Speaker Series: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens. Mon Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Speakers: Elizabeth Sheffer-Winig, New Lebanon Town Historian, and Doris Harrington, Chapter Historian When: Monday March 21, 2:30 pm Where: Zoom. Register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdeyqpzwoHNRwWvBu7KI0pMnYhJdWvfyk Cost: Free Summary: More than 30 mostly forgotten headstones of Revolutionary War veterans are being documented, restored, and honored under a joint project of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, the Cemetery… Continue reading Speaker Series: Revolutionary War Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens. Mon Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR selects Preservation Architecture for restoration of Robert Jenkins House

January 24, 2022, Hudson, NY: Preservation Architecture, Marilyn E Kaplan, Principal, of Albany has been selected by the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, via a competitive selection process, to lead the restoration of the Historic Robert Jenkins House at 113 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. Ms. Kaplan has regional and national experience working… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR selects Preservation Architecture for restoration of Robert Jenkins House

DAR Good Citizens Awards Presented

On December 12th, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the NSDAR met virtually with high school seniors from Columbia County who were selected as their school’s DAR Good Citizen and with their families. Good Citizens included: Vincent Marasco, Chatham High School Gabriella Popow, Hudson High School Daniel Chen, Ichabod Crane High School Benjamin Chaput, New Lebanon Jr… Continue reading DAR Good Citizens Awards Presented

DAR Good Citizens to be Awarded: Sunday December 12

Every December, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the NSDAR gives a Good Citizens award to high school seniors from Columbia County who have been selected as their school’s DAR Good Citizen. Awardees for the 2021-2022 school year are, in alphabetical order by high schools: Vincent Marasco, Chatham High School Gabriella Popow, Hudson High School Daniel Chen,… Continue reading DAR Good Citizens to be Awarded: Sunday December 12

Speaker Series: Mohican Investigations of the 1783 Ox Roast Feast Site. Mon Nov 15, 2:15 pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on Zoom on November 15 at 2:15 pm. Bonney Hartley, member of the Stockbridge Munsee Mohican Nation and its Tribal Historic Preservation Manager, will discuss the significance of a 2021 archaeological excavation of the 1783 Ox Roast Feast Site in Stockbridge,… Continue reading Speaker Series: Mohican Investigations of the 1783 Ox Roast Feast Site. Mon Nov 15, 2:15 pm

Speaker Series: Genealogy—DAR Membership and Beyond. Mon Oct 18, 2pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on Zoom on October 18 at 2pm. Gretchen Maresco, the chapter’s Registrar, will recount some of her interesting experiences helping women find their patriot ancestors. She will make observations about the DAR application process and how it enables women to realize their own… Continue reading Speaker Series: Genealogy—DAR Membership and Beyond. Mon Oct 18, 2pm

Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR receives Save America’s Treasures preservation grant

October 9, 2021, Hudson, NY: The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has received a $496,775 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) funded through the Historic Preservation Fund and the Save America’s Treasures grant program. The grant funds the rehabilitation of the 1811 Robert Jenkins House at 113 Warren Street in Hudson, NY.… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR receives Save America’s Treasures preservation grant

Speaker Series: Native Americans and the Constitution; Monday, September 20, 2pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, honoring Constitution Week, continues on Zoom on September 20 at 2pm. Heather Bruegl, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first-line descendent Stockbridge Munsee, will discuss the US Constitution and its relationship to Native Americans. The Constitution, adopted in 1787, was not… Continue reading Speaker Series: Native Americans and the Constitution; Monday, September 20, 2pm

Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Citizen Science and Fieldwork: Raising Awareness of the Environment; Monday, August 16, Noon

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on Zoom with a conservation program on August 16th at noon. Larra Agate, chair of the Conservation Committee of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, and Living Environment teacher for the Red Hook Central School District, will show how… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Citizen Science and Fieldwork: Raising Awareness of the Environment; Monday, August 16, Noon

Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Celebrating General Lafayette and his 1824-25 Farewell Tour: Sunday June 13, 2:30pm

The Flag Day program of the 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is on June 13th at 2:30pm. New York State DAR Regent Patrice Powley Birner will speak about the Lafayette Trail, a 25-state initiative sponsored by the Lafayette Trail Inc. and the William G. Pomeroy… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Celebrating General Lafayette and his 1824-25 Farewell Tour: Sunday June 13, 2:30pm

Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Women’s History and Historic House Museums: Monday May 17, 2:30pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on May 17th at 2:30pm. A thought-provoking Zoom presentation by an eminent historian, museum curator, and author will challenge you to think closely about house museums. What kinds of stories do they tell? What kinds do they leave… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Women’s History and Historic House Museums: Monday May 17, 2:30pm

Registrar on the Radio

Our Registrar, Gretchen Maresco, was on the radio! Take a listen to what she had to say by clicking HERE.

Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Planning, in Advance, for Care: Monday April 19, 7:45pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on April 19th at 7:45pm. An engaging Zoom presentation by an eminent bioethicist will get you started on planning, now, for your healthcare later. Someone said good luck is the result of good planning. We all wish for… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Planning, in Advance, for Care: Monday April 19, 7:45pm

Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: The Women of Schuyler Mansion: Monday March 22, 2:15pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution kicks off on March 22nd at 2:15pm with a lively Zoom presentation about the many women in the Schuyler family during the 18th century. Thanks to Hamilton: An American Musical, the three eldest Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza (Elizabeth), and Peggy (Margaret) are… Continue reading Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: The Women of Schuyler Mansion: Monday March 22, 2:15pm

Chapter Wins Americanism Award

Hendrick Hudson Chapter was notified by NYS Americanism Chair, Susanna Jackson, of receipt of the award, 3rd place in the State for supporting citizenship endeavors. Mr. Gutierrez took his oath of citizenship on August 30, 2020 at the Office of Homeland Security, Latham, NY. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic Mrs. Sheridan was unable to… Continue reading Chapter Wins Americanism Award

Pomeroy Fund for NYS History Awards Challenge Grant to Historic Robert Jenkins House, owned by Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR

Hendrick Hudson Chapter DAR is pleased to announce that the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History will match 1:2 donations received by September 30th to implement CDC safety measures and make house repairs necessary to alleviate moisture problems in the collections area. The first in-person event for the Hendrick Hudson Chapter since March at the Historic… Continue reading Pomeroy Fund for NYS History Awards Challenge Grant to Historic Robert Jenkins House, owned by Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR

Past HHC Newsletters

We started a chapter newsletter in 2019! Silly us, but we forgot to post the links to those newsletters here on our website! So, here are links to all of our past ones (including the current July 2020 one). But make sure to check back here each month to view a new newsletter from the… Continue reading Past HHC Newsletters

Girls in White Dresses Go Viral: Virtual Paging at the NSDAR 129th Continental Congress

    By Julie Maresco   This was a special year for the NSDAR Continental Congress. When President General Denise VanBuren announced in April that the conference would be held entirely online due to COVID-19, daughters everywhere had to prepare for a very different type of event. This included those girls in white dresses who all look… Continue reading Girls in White Dresses Go Viral: Virtual Paging at the NSDAR 129th Continental Congress

Madonna of the Trail: Monuments and the Real Women They Represent

Written by: Julie Maresco   She left her beloved world behind; To embark on a trail that was seldom kind, And with it came sickness, grief, and sorrow All for the dream of a brighter tomorrow. Poem by: Julie Maresco      I really do learn something new about the NSDAR every day. I don’t know about… Continue reading Madonna of the Trail: Monuments and the Real Women They Represent

Maresco Leads VA Donation Effort

Julie Maresco, member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR – recently completed an independent project as part of her participation in the DAR’s Online Members Course. Ms. Maresco’s project involved working with the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany, NY and their voluntary services manager, James Keller. Ms. Maresco coordinated a district-wide drive… Continue reading Maresco Leads VA Donation Effort

2019 HHC DAR Good Citizens Award

Five high school seniors from Columbia County received Good Citizens Awards on Sunday, December 15 at the historic Robert Jenkins House. The students being honored are Madison Bently (Taconic Hills), Isabell Bruns (New Lebanon) Martha Santos Canarte (Hudson), Julia Gabrielle Rose (Chatham), and the ultimate winner, Trevor James Wolfe (Ichabod Crane). Created in 1934, the… Continue reading 2019 HHC DAR Good Citizens Award

Osterink to Receive Community Service Award

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR is pleased to announce that Carole Osterink will be receiving this year’s Community Service Award at our upcoming November meeting, Monday  Nov. 18, 1PM. The Daughters of the American Revolution presents Community Service Awards on local, state, and national levels to individuals and groups who have contributed to their communities in… Continue reading Osterink to Receive Community Service Award

Hudson DAR Field Trip to Vermont

Second Vice Regent Mrs. Katie West, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR’s Outstanding Junior Member nominee 2019-2020, will host the chapter’s October Field Trip to Bennington, Vermont. Katie, a member since 2017, has been an active volunteer, assuming the roles of chapter Volunteer Information Specialist, Public Relations Chair, and manager of our Facebook page and website.… Continue reading Hudson DAR Field Trip to Vermont

New Administration at Hudson DAR

Elections for the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR were held today at the Robert Jenkins House. Voting was by ballot. Tellers were Gretchen Maresco and Jane Martin. The newly elected administration is as follows: Regent Jeane LaPorta, 1st Vice Regent Virginia Martin, 2nd Vice Regent Kathleen West,  Recording Secretary Dora Thorne, Corresponding Secretary Stephanie Gardinier, Librarian… Continue reading New Administration at Hudson DAR

New Facebook Page Gets Approval

The new Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, Facebook page received the approval of both the national and state authorities of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Facebook page, created in 2017, had to go through the approval process earlier this summer to make sure it followed the standards of the DAR and listed proper information for those… Continue reading New Facebook Page Gets Approval