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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