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Chapter Profile

Our chapter was founded April 8, 1926, in Carmel, Putnam County, New York.  It currently consists of 84 members and 7 associate members.  We meet usually on the second Saturday of the month at the Walter Brewster House in Brewster at 10:00 a.m.

Current Officers

Chapter Regent Jennifer Pollack
Chapter Vice Regent Deborah Keesler
Chapter Registrar Dorothy Buick
Chapter Chaplain Jeanine Schirmer
Chapter Treasurer Deborah Malanchuk
Chapter Recording Secretary Alyssa Mattera

n    Our book "Gravestones of Revolutionary War Patriots in Putnam County, NY" is now available.  Check here for more information.

n Lake Gleneida Trail Project - dedicating a bench and plaque on the new trail.

n Colonial Readers Project - Children's stories about Colonial times with period costumes for area libraries.

n We support our local Women's Shelter by Adopting a family during the winter holidays and making bunny baskets for the children.

n We issue Community Service Awards to young members of our community.

n We are researching Crosby families in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties which can be seen at Friends of Enoch Crosby.

n We have guest speakers at our monthly meetings talking about a variety of issues.

n We support veterans by partnering with Warrior Expeditions and by visiting our local Veterans Hospital and attending Veterans Day Ceremonies.  Our chapter's Project Patriot, named "Sybil's Sister", supports our active duty female warriors.

n We attend local history and patriotic observances in our community and county.

n  We collect Box Tops for Education to help support the DAR schools.

n  Members also participate in C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) activities and co-sponsor the Highland Pass Society C.A.R..

n  One of our members is working to restore a local graveyard where several Revolutionary patriots are buried.

Out and About

Our chapter marches annualy in the Brewster & Pawling Memorial Day Parades and
present wreathes in honor of Revolutionary War patriots.

One of our ongoing projects is to honor those who served the cause of freedom by placing memorials on gravesites.

On October 26, 2013, we placed a marker on the gravestone of Joshua Griffeth in the Old Revolutionary Burying Grounds in Patterson, Putnam County, NY.

In 2004 the Chapter was proud to place a marker on the Memorial to Enoch Crosby. The original gravestone was destroyed by people hacking bits of the stone off as souvenirs. Ferdinand Hopkins, a grand nephew, had this monument made and placed at the grave of Enoch Crosby in 1914.  A DAR grave marker was placed at the grave by the Enoch Crosby Chapter on May 2, 2004, at the Gilead Burying Ground, Carmel, New York

In the photo Left to Right:
Vivian Vreeland Mausler; Susan A. Hopkins; Jane B. Garbo; Marilyn Cole Greene; Lisa Liberty McPartland; Frances T. Pattarini, NYS Regent; Betty N. DeVries, Vice President General, Hon. NYS Regent; Barbara Goin Draper. The two flags on either side are held by members of the Highland Pass Society C.A.R. Color Guard.

Revolutionary War Soldier & Spy
Enoch Crosby
born 1750 Harwich, MA
died 1835 Carmel, NY
Marker placed by
Enoch Crosby Chapter, NSDAR
2 May 2004