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Credit: Marist College Library Archives and Special Collections

Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter House, Library, and Museum

UPPER HUDSON
Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter House, Library, and Museum
http://www.dar.org/default.cfm
113 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Hours: Call for specific hours of operation.

Phone: (518) 828-9764                                                                                       

 

Historical Description:

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a volunteer women’s organization committed to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and concentrating on better education for children. Founded in 1890 the organization now has 3,000 chapters all across the United States. The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR, founded in 1896, established Hudson’s first library, which remained the only library in Hudson till 1959. The Chapter maintains its current library in former home of Robert Jenkins, son of one of the former Proprietors of the City of Hudson.

 

The Site:

The Robert Jenkins House Library features a collection of Columbia County genealogy as well as reference information on the whaling industry of Hudson, NY. Furthermore, the chapter offers tours of the House Museum, which contain artifacts concerning the history of Hudson and the whaling industry. Featured in its collection are a number of civil war guns as well as a rare civil war uniform. Paintings by artists of the Hudson River School are also displayed.

 

Directions:

From 187 the NYS Thruway: Exit 21 and turn left on CR-23B then left onto RT-23 East. Bear left onto RT-23B. Turn left onto Warren St.

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