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Chapter Sponsors American History Essay Contests in County Schools

September is back to school, and that means it is time for DAR History Essay Contests. The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR is sponsoring two competitions which are open to all students in local public, private or parochial schools, as well as those who are homeschooled. The American History Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5 through 8. The topic for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

City of Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony

At the City of Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony by American Legion Post #184 and VFW Post #1314, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, represented by Regent Virginia Martin, offered these remarks: The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased and honored to take part in this solemn observance every year.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

2019 HHC Good Citizen Awarded State Honor

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR recipient of the Good Citizen Award and Essay Contest, Trevor James Wolfe (Ichabod Crane), has recently been honored as one of two winners of the New York State competition. Created in 1934, the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship encourages and rewards qualities of good citizenship to high school seniors…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Hendrick Hudson Chapter Receives Grant

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter is pleased to announce that we were one of 79 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program recently. CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing a conservation assessment of the collections and building. On August 13th and 14th,…

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…

DAR Speaker is Noted Ag Advocate

Lindsey Lusher Shute, founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition and an owner of Hearty Roots Community Farm in Clermont, is the featured speaker for the annual Flag Day luncheon of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR. The luncheon is on Sunday, June 9, at 2pm at The Greens at Copake Country Club. The…

Guest Speaker Featured in Times Union

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, will be holding their monthly meeting, Monday, March 25, at the Robert Jenkins House in Hudson, New York. The first meeting after the winter hiatus will feature a talk by Captain Stanley Wilcox, a Coast Guard-licensed river pilot and co-author of “Captain Stan’s Hudson River Book.” The book is co-authored…

Chapter Awarded Technical Assistance Grant

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that they were awarded a Technical Assistance Grant through the Preservation League of New York State. “We are so lucky to have gotten this grant with the stiff competition out there,” said Mrs. Jeane LaPorta, Regent for the Hendrick Hudson Chapter. She also noted that this…

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…