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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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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

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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