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
Daughters of the American Revolution
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 (A Virtual Talk)