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Hudson River Patriots Chapter, NSDAR

Located in Southern Westchester County, New York.

Statue of the Daughters of the American Revoltution


The Hudson River Patriots Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on October 6, 2001, when three long-standing chapters merged to better meet the needs of women in southern Westchester County of New York. The three chapters - Tarrytown Chapter, the Keskeskick Chapter of Yonkers, and General Jacob Odell Chapter of Hastings - were all located along the Hudson River, which was the site of many engagements between the British and the American patriots during the American Revolutionary War. Many members of the former Mt. Pleasant Chapter transferred to Hudson River Patriots as well.


The Tarrytown Chapter was founded in 1925 by the National Society DAR, with Mrs. Lesley V. Case (Sarah Grey) as Organizing Regent.  There were 42 original members, many from families who settled along the Hudson Valley. 


Keskeskick Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in June 1895 by Miss Ellen Hardin Walworth, Honorary Vice President General of the Society.  There were 13 charter members.  At Manor Hall in Yonkers, New York, a reception was held by the Keskeskick Chapter on February 22, 1896, with over 200 people in attendance.  The Keskeskick Chapter was named after the area of Yonkers known as Keskeskick by the Algonquin Indians. 


The Jacob Odell Chapter was located in Hastings for many years.  Mrs. Clarence Gurskey was the last Regent.


The Hudson River Patriots Chapter meets monthly at various locations across Southern Westchester County. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us at: Ms. Philomena Dunn, the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Mrs. Kari Weis, Chapter Registrar.

Hudson River Patriots Chapter Officers


Ms. Philomena Dunn


Mrs. Kristin Liddle


Dr. Brenda Horrell


Mrs. Suzanne Koch


Mrs. Nancy Glass


Ms. Mary (Polly) Edie


Mrs. Janice Smalley


Mrs. Nannette Shumacher


Mrs. Kari Weis


Dr. Sara F. Mascia


Mrs. Helenann Pastucha

For further information about our chapter or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Ms. Philomena Dunn, the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Mrs. Kari Weis, Chapter Registrar. To visit the National Society, please click on the following link: NSDAR. To visit the the New York State Organization, please click on the following link: NYDAR.