The Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, was organized December 26, 1895, at the home
of Margaret Collier. The DAR Charter was applied for and received on May 1, 1896.
A Chapter Building Fund was then started to provide a permanent home. When Mrs. Frances
Chester White Hartley, Charter Member of NSDAR, learned of the project, she purchased
the Robert Jenkins House and presented it to the chapter May 15, 1900. The house
had been built in 1811 by Robert Jenkins, the son of one of the Proprietors of the
City of Hudson, who served as the third and fifth Mayor of the City. Mrs. Hartley
was a granddaughter of Robert Jenkins, and had been born in the house. Cont’d