Chapters and state societies are encouraged to actively participate in historic preservation to preserve the past, recognize individuals or groups who voluntarily participate in historic preservation, and assist the National Society in cataloging all NSDAR owned properties.
Efforts by New York Daughters to meet our objective of Historic Preservation include:
New York State Room, Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D.C.
Ten Broeck Mansion --- New York State Room, Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany, NY. The New York State Organization, NSDAR, furnishes and maintains a room on the second floor of Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany, New York, and has storage space on the third floor.
Valley Forge --- Pennsylvania
On April 18, 1953, the National Society dedicated the Valley Forge Memorial Bell Tower at Valley Forge after more than ten years of fundraising and building to house the Washington Memorial National Carillon.
The cornerstone inscription reads: This Tower is dedicated by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to those patriots of the Revolutionary War whose faith and courage won and established American Freedom, and to those heroes of World Wars I and II who defended and preserved that blessed heritage.
Today the National Society continues to provide financial support for the maintenance of the tower, which includes its famous Rose Window portraying General Washington kneeling in prayer.
In addition to their financial support, the New York Daughters often make a pilgrimage to Valley Forge. DAR members, children, friends, neighbors, history buffs, veterans, and patriots are always welcome to join us.Valley Forge Memorial Bell Tower
historic sites within New
- Alfred Dunk House, owned by Tuscarora Chapter
- Walter Brewster House, room maintained by Enoch Crosby Chapter
- Clinton House Museum, room maintained by Mahwenawasigh Chapter
- Col. William Prescott Chapter House, owned by Col. William Prescott Chapter
- Gen. Montgomery House, owned by Chancellor Livingston Chapter
- Hervey Ely House, owned by Irondequoit Chapter
- Jamestown Chapter House, owned by Jamestown Chapter
- Katherine Pratt Horton Chapter House, owned by Katherine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter
- Ketewamoke Chapter House, owned by Ketewamoke Chapter
- Lasell Hall, owned by Schoharie Chapter
- Orleans Chapter House, owned by Orleans Chapter
- Robert Jenkins House, owned by Hendrick Hudson Chapter
- Madam Brett Homestead, owned by Melzingah Chapter
- Old Stone School House, owned by Minisink Chapter
- Saranac Chapter House, owned by Saranac Chapter
- Skenandoah Chapter House, owned by Skenandoah Chapter
- Van Schaick Mansion, owned by General Peter Gansevoort Chapter
- Wiltwyck Chapter House, owned by Wiltwyck Chapter
Location, transcription, and publication of previously unpublished genealogy source records are provided by the Genealogical Records Committee. Copies are provided to:
Revolutionary War Heroine
NY Daughters pay tribute annually to Margaret Corbin, the first woman to receive a military pension.
NY Daughters preserving the history and legacy of General Horatio Gates
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Increase Carpenter Chapter working
to restore the Prospect Cemetery, located in Queens, NY, which contains over 50 American Revolutionary War patriots.