Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR

Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution promotes the understanding and appreciation of American history, democracy, and citizenship.

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CHANCELLOR  LIVINGSTON CHAPTER NSDAR INSTALLS NEW MEMBERS SEPTEMBER 26At the Chancellor Livingston Chapter New York Stat...
10/02/2021

CHANCELLOR LIVINGSTON CHAPTER NSDAR INSTALLS NEW MEMBERS SEPTEMBER 26

At the Chancellor Livingston Chapter New York State Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) annual luncheon at Savona’s Restaurant in Red Hook, N.Y., two new members were installed: Erin O’Neil Drost of Staatsburg and Melodye Moore of Rhinebeck.

Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. Each DAR applicant must provide genealogical research that documents her lineage back to an ancestor from the Revolutionary War era. The application and source documentation must provide proof of relation for each generation going back to the Patriot ancestor, as well as documentation for the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot. The applications, supplemental applications and source documentation of the more than 920,000 women who have joined the DAR since its founding, provide a wealth of genealogical information for the public and those women wishing to become DAR members.”

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter NSDAR celebrated the chapter's 100th anniversary on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Its chapter house, located in Rhinebeck on Livingston Street, is The General Montgomery and Janet Livingston House. The chapter has placed numerous commemorative plaques in the Northern Dutchess area, held scholarship essay contests, supported schools for underprivileged
children, hosted tours of our chapter house for community school children as well as adults, and adhered to the DAR mission to promote patriotism, education, and historic preservation.

For more information about the Chancellor Livingston Chapter NSDAR, please email Chapter Regent Joann Schmidt at [email protected].

First photo: First Row. Registrar Beverly Kane, Erin O’Neil Drost Last Row. Nancy V. Kelly and Regent Joann Schmidt. Photo by Karla R. Cook

Second photo: First Row. Registrar Beverly Kane, Erin O’Neil Drost. Back Row. Melodye Moore, Regent Joann Schmidt.

LIFE LONG RHINEBECK RESIDENT AWARDED THE NSDAR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEDALNancy V. Kelly, a member of the New York State...
10/02/2021

LIFE LONG RHINEBECK RESIDENT AWARDED THE NSDAR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEDAL

Nancy V. Kelly, a member of the New York State Daughters of the American Revolution Chancellor Livingston Chapter (Rhinebeck) since 1967, was awarded the NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal May 16 at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. This is the most prestigious preservation award the National Society presents to individuals who have done extraordinary volunteer work in historic preservation over a long period of time. Nancy’s commitment to the historic preservation of the Town of Rhinebeck , the Hudson Valley and the State of New York, her efforts to preserve early records and organization of early town records is truly outstanding. Very few of these awards are presented each year through-out the United States.

The medal was presented to Nancy Kelly by Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent, Clare Kelly, her daughter, and the Regent of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, Joann Schmidt.

According to her daughter, Nancy Kelly, an eleventh generation New Yorker, a graduate of Cornell University, and a retired Home Economics teacher, is an author (Rhinebeck’s Historic Architecture; A Brief History of Rhinebeck: The Living Past of a Hudson Valley Community). She became a charter member of the Rhinebeck Historical Society in 1967, has joined or contributed to almost every historical organization in the region, and was appointed the Town Historian in 1997. She was a leader in the founding of the Consortium of Rhinebeck History, as well as a charter member and chair in creating an online digital database for digital records. She also established a Local History Room at the Rhinebeck’s Starr Library for manuscripts available to the public.

In addition, Ms. Kelly and her husband, Arthur Kelly, whom she met at Cornell University, started Kinship, a genealogy enterprise in 1968. They preserved vital church records of early settlers and subsequent generations. They became charter members of The Dutchess County Genealogical Society in 1972, and were founding members of the New York Chapter of Palatines to America in 1975 (German American settlers). She helped establish the Museum of Rhinebeck History in 1992, now housed in the 1798 Quitman House, and helped preserve the Palatine Farmstand. She also has served eleven years on the Rhinebeck Town Board, overseeing changes to the zoning code. Ms. Kelly also has been the church organist at Memorial Lutheran Church, Rock City, for many years.

Guest speakers included Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent; Bill Jeffway,
Exec. Director, Dutchess County Historical Society; Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian; and Mike Frazier, Rhinebeck Village Historian and Deputy Town Historian.

Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent with Nancy V. Kelly

LIFE LONG RHINEBECK RESIDENT AWARDED THE NSDAR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEDAL

Nancy V. Kelly, a member of the New York State Daughters of the American Revolution Chancellor Livingston Chapter (Rhinebeck) since 1967, was awarded the NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal May 16 at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. This is the most prestigious preservation award the National Society presents to individuals who have done extraordinary volunteer work in historic preservation over a long period of time. Nancy’s commitment to the historic preservation of the Town of Rhinebeck , the Hudson Valley and the State of New York, her efforts to preserve early records and organization of early town records is truly outstanding. Very few of these awards are presented each year through-out the United States.

The medal was presented to Nancy Kelly by Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent, Clare Kelly, her daughter, and the Regent of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, Joann Schmidt.

According to her daughter, Nancy Kelly, an eleventh generation New Yorker, a graduate of Cornell University, and a retired Home Economics teacher, is an author (Rhinebeck’s Historic Architecture; A Brief History of Rhinebeck: The Living Past of a Hudson Valley Community). She became a charter member of the Rhinebeck Historical Society in 1967, has joined or contributed to almost every historical organization in the region, and was appointed the Town Historian in 1997. She was a leader in the founding of the Consortium of Rhinebeck History, as well as a charter member and chair in creating an online digital database for digital records. She also established a Local History Room at the Rhinebeck’s Starr Library for manuscripts available to the public.

In addition, Ms. Kelly and her husband, Arthur Kelly, whom she met at Cornell University, started Kinship, a genealogy enterprise in 1968. They preserved vital church records of early settlers and subsequent generations. They became charter members of The Dutchess County Genealogical Society in 1972, and were founding members of the New York Chapter of Palatines to America in 1975 (German American settlers). She helped establish the Museum of Rhinebeck History in 1992, now housed in the 1798 Quitman House, and helped preserve the Palatine Farmstand. She also has served eleven years on the Rhinebeck Town Board, overseeing changes to the zoning code. Ms. Kelly also has been the church organist at Memorial Lutheran Church, Rock City, for many years.

Guest speakers included Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent; Bill Jeffway,
Exec. Director, Dutchess County Historical Society; Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian; and Mike Frazier, Rhinebeck Village Historian and Deputy Town Historian.

Pamela Barrack, DAR New York State Vice Regent with Nancy V. Kelly

05/04/2021

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE. Chancellor Livingston Chapter NSDAR meeting on May 16 at 2 PM at the Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed Church, Rt. 9, Rhinebeck. This meeting is for chapter members by invitation only to honor Nancy Vogel Kelly for her lifetime achievement in historic preservation.

To RSVP or for more information, please email Chapter Regent at [email protected].

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah
12/22/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah

01/23/2020

Public Invited: Monday February 10, 1:00 PM, 77 Livingston Street, Rhinebeck.
"Vietnam: A Seabees Different Experience"

Vietnam: A Seabees Different Experience is a personal account by Craig Marshall, Clinton resident, of his experiences as a USN Seabee stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam. As battalion Vietnamese interpreter, he worked in the villages and city as part of the Civic Action program to help local families. He will speak to photos showing his varied projects, including teaching English in grammar schools, collecting and distributing donated clothing from the States, and a scholarship program to allow children of poor families to attend school. Craigs experience was very different and positive compared to most others serving in the war, and he will share his thoughts and views on what he saw and learned. He is the Town of Clinton Historian, and Clinton Historical Society Vice President.

September Meeting Information.  Public welcome!
08/31/2019

September Meeting Information. Public welcome!

On June 6, second-graders from Rhinebeck's Chancellor Livingston Elementary School participated in our chapter's annual ...
06/18/2019

On June 6, second-graders from Rhinebeck's Chancellor Livingston Elementary School participated in our chapter's annual walking tour. Our Regent, Dottie Fricker, is shown in these two photos demonstrating an old-time toy, Jacob's Ladder, to the students. Photos contributed by CLC DAR member Joann Schmidt.

06/08/2019
Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR

Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR

June 10th Meeting: Gale Sigloch, Owner of Golden Chances Antiques

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is holding a meeting on June 10, at 7 PM in the Richard Montgomery Chapter House, at 77 Livingston in Rhinebeck. This meeting is open to the public and we are pleased to have Gale Sigloch, owner of Golden Chances Antiques as the speaker for the evening meeting.

Gale, a member of Chancellor Livingston, grew up in England accompanying her mother to various antiques markets and assisting in her shop and at shows. Gale developed a fascination for the Victorian era and how people lived during that time. That interest blossomed into her business of buying and selling English Victorian silver and silver-plate along with many other period items. Now primarily living in Texas with her husband, she is active in her business, exhibiting at many antiques shows, including Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck.

Gale has invited attendees to bring a piece of antique silver or silver-plate to the meeting where she will date and identify its original use. Light refreshments will follow the speaker segment of the meeting. For further information, find us on Facebook, or call 845-876-2765.

06/05/2019

June 10th Meeting: Gale Sigloch, Owner of Golden Chances Antiques

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is holding a meeting on June 10, at 7 PM in the Richard Montgomery Chapter House, at 77 Livingston in Rhinebeck. This meeting is open to the public and we are pleased to have Gale Sigloch, owner of Golden Chances Antiques as the speaker for the evening meeting.

Gale, a member of Chancellor Livingston, grew up in England accompanying her mother to various antiques markets and assisting in her shop and at shows. Gale developed a fascination for the Victorian era and how people lived during that time. That interest blossomed into her business of buying and selling English Victorian silver and silver-plate along with many other period items. Now primarily living in Texas with her husband, she is active in her business, exhibiting at many antiques shows, including Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck.

Gale has invited attendees to bring a piece of antique silver or silver-plate to the meeting where she will date and identify its original use. Light refreshments will follow the speaker segment of the meeting. For further information, find us on Facebook, or call 845-876-2765.

Seventh grade students from Rhinebeck's Bulkeley school joined CLC NSDAR members Diana Thorley (in the late 1700s era Fr...
06/05/2019

Seventh grade students from Rhinebeck's Bulkeley school joined CLC NSDAR members Diana Thorley (in the late 1700s era French style gown), Sharon Sullivan, Regent Dottie Fricker, and Joann Schmidt during the annual 7th grade walking tour.

Join us, tonight!
05/03/2019

Join us, tonight!

03/25/2019

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter NS of the DAR is hosting a meeting on April 12, at 7 PM in the lower level room of the Starr Library, 68 West Market St. Rhinebeck, NY.
The speaker is Andrew S. Evens, from the Dutchess County Department of Health. Mr. Evens is the coordinator of communicable diseases and his topic will be Lyme Disease and the "new tick on the block." Come and find out what we know now about Lyme and the associated tick born diseases and learn about the new tick discovered in New Jersey and Westchester County. The speaker segment of the meeting is open to the public and we and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Enjoying a joint luncheon meeting with the DAR ladies and New York State Regent Nancy Zwetsch.
09/08/2018

Enjoying a joint luncheon meeting with the DAR ladies and New York State Regent Nancy Zwetsch.

Refurbishing an historical marker signOver the past several weeks, travelers on Rte. 9 just north of the 9-9G intersecti...
07/12/2018

Refurbishing an historical marker sign

Over the past several weeks, travelers on Rte. 9 just north of the 9-9G intersection have been watching the progress of the preservation of an historical marker sign, courtesy of two members of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter NSDAR of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Rhinebeck.

Joanne Clarke and Dottie Fricker, Regent-elect of the chapter have long watched the sign fall into disrepair and took on the project to scrape and repaint the sign. The sign marks the historical importance of the area and where several Revolutionary War soldier are buried in the small cemetery. In 1926 the DAR chapter raised funds and placed iron gates at the entrance to the cemetery. In 1932 State Education Department placed an historical marker along Rte. 9, on the grounds of the cemetery.

This is the second historical Marker sign that Joanne and Dottie have refurbished. The first being at the General Richard Montgomery House, at 77 Livingston St., the last home of Gen. Richard Montgomery. The house is on the New York State Revolutionary War Trail, and the museum is open to the public on Saturday afternoons during the summer until the start of the Dutchess County Fair in August.

According to Dottie Fricker, all they needed to do was ask permission of the local cemetery committee to refurbish the marker and call the State Education Department to ask for the proper paint colors to use (Rustolium Royal Blue and Sunshine Yellow). She estimates that it took 45 hours of "man hours" to complete the project.

NEW:  This Independence Day, honor the RBDRC 44 by visiting their online memorials at https://www.findagrave.com/virtual...
07/03/2018

NEW: This Independence Day, honor the RBDRC 44 by visiting their online memorials at https://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/939124

These 44 soldiers of the Revolution are all buried in the small Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery across from the Beekman Arms. Their online memorials are ready and waiting now at Find a Grave for anyone who wishes to pay respects this Independence Day.

What can you do on Find a Grave?
* Leave virtual flowers, flags, military emblems
* View photos, family connections and biographies. * For The 44, special biographies have been provided by Sarah Hermans, taken from the 2015 military marker ceremony during which each and every patriot grave was marked with a military marker.
* Honor your favorite patriot by clicking remove ads and for just $5 become their forever memorial sponsor.
* Download the Find a Grave app, search for memorials and let the GPS coordinates help you find it. Try it by visiting Uncle Sam in Oakwood cemetery Troy for an interesting 4th outing!
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06/17/2018

Open House: The Richard Montgomery House Museum, located at 77 Livingston St. in Rhinebeck, NY, will be open to visitors starting June 23, and Saturdays through Aug 18th, from 1 until 4 PM. This is the one of oldest houses in the historic district of Rhinebeck and was the last residence of General Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero. Admission: free.

Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR members at June 9, 2018, picnic.
06/10/2018

Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR members at June 9, 2018, picnic.

Photos from Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR's post
06/10/2018

Photos from Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR's post

Members of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR, served as docents at the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn in Rhinebec...
06/10/2018

Members of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR, served as docents at the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn in Rhinebeck, May 16.

12/03/2017

We recently celebrated our 100th Anniversary. You see the following presentation on our webpage or on youtube:

https://youtu.be/LfZOD0IAk3U

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77 Livingston St
Rhinebeck, NY
12572

General information

For information about joining the Daughters of the American Revolution, email Chapter Registrar Susan Droege [email protected] or Membership Chair Sarah K Hermans [email protected] The Richard Montgomery House Museum, located at 77 Livingston St. in Rhinebeck, NY, is open to visitors Saturdays starting late June through August with the exception of Dutchess County Fair week. See the latest posts for current year schedules. Admission: free. This is one of the oldest houses in the historic district of Rhinebeck and was the last residence of General Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero.

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Thought you all might find this interesting. Best, Susan Soussan, Past Regent Mohegan Chapter https://www.facebook.com/groups/milanNYhistory/permalink/1739391492887037/
Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the DAR 77 Livingston Street Rhinebeck. Open meeting Feb. 10, 2020, at 1 PM. Speaker, Craig Marshall, town of Clinton Historian, will talk about his experiences as a Seabee stationed in Da Nang helping local famlies while serving in Vietnam.
Many thanks to Dottie and Joanne for your kind hospitality to Mohegan Chapter today! We had a great time and learned a lot!