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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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