In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and William G. Pomeroy Foundation have announced a collaboration to establish a new historic marker program to commemorate points of interest significant to Revolutionary America. [Read more…] about Historic Marker Program to Commemorate Revolutionary America
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The Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a commemoration of the 246th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour Bay, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought between the shores of Valcour Island and New York State, on Tuesday, October 11th at the Peru Boat Launch Site. [Read more…] about Battle of Valcour Commemoration Set For Tuesday
Born in Grenoble, France on April 24, 1734, Antoine Paulin arrived in Canada with a French military squadron. Choosing not to return to France, he made Canada his home. With the onset of the American Revolution, he again picked up arms to serve with the fledgling American Army.
Paulin served as a Captain in Colonel Moses Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment in the Continental Line and participated in several well known campaigns throughout the Revolutionary War. He and his young family settled in Northern New York. [Read more…] about French Canadian Rev War Veteran Antoine Paulin’s Grave Being Marked in Champlain
The Clinton County Historical Association and the Saranac Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will host “Patriot Founders of Clinton County,” a program with Desmond Meacham set for Tuesday, September 6th, at the House of Prayer in Plattsburgh. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Veterans In Clinton County
Organizations and dignitaries from Northern New York and Southern Quebec will join members of the Saranac Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution for an International Memorial Service honoring the Revolutionary War veterans interred at Fort Chambly in Chambly, Quebec, on Saturday, June 4th. [Read more…] about Fort Chambly’s 1776 Smallpox Victims
The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts a free workshop, open to the public, on Saturday May 7 at 1:00 pm in Hudson, Columbia County, NY. It will be presented by chapter registrar Gretchen Maresco, MS.
Many people wonder about their ancestry. This workshop will outline how to get started researching your family history and outline a variety of resources. [Read more…] about Free Genealogy Workshop in Hudson Saturday
Helping him has been his friend Dale Ackley. Former town historian Sharon Moon and Cemetery of the Evergreens board members have been working at it, too. The undertaking has been immense, and, if they succeed in their goal to restore headstones, it will be very costly. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Veterans in New Lebanon’s Cemetery of the Evergreens
The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will continue their 2021 speaker series on Monday, October 18th with Gretchen Maresco, the chapter’s Registrar, who will recount some of her interesting experiences helping women find their ancestors. [Read more…] about Genealogy and DAR Membership Virtual Lecture Oct 18th
The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 2021 speaker series, honoring Constitution Week, will continue on September 20th with a discussion on the US Constitution and its relationship to Native Americans.
The talk will be led by Heather Bruegl, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first-line descendant Stockbridge Munsee. [Read more…] about Native Americans and the Constitution: A Virtual Talk
In 1824, the French aristocrat Lafayette (Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette), who had played a key role in securing victory over the British during the American Revolution, was invited by President James Monroe to visit the United States, then about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
As an advocate for democracy in both the American colonies and in France, and a proponent of abolition, the Frenchman was warmly welcomed on a thirteen-month tour of the United States. His visit spanned a highly controversial 1824 presidential election season in which the House of Representatives selected John Quincy Adams over the highest vote-getter, Andrew Jackson. Lafayette has been seen by historians as a uniting force, whose presence served to remind Americans of their mutual bonds. [Read more…] about Lafayette’s 1824-25 Farewell Tour Commemoration