The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution promotes the understanding and appreciation of American history, democracy, and citizenship. The chapter preserves the memory and achievements of local men and women who pursued American independence. It celebrates patriotic anniversaries; sponsors awards, programs, and scholarships; and maintains the historic General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House, with collections of related artifacts, archival materials, and oral interpretations. The chapter uses the house to educate the public about General Montgomery's life and his pivotal role in the American Revolution, as well as a local historic resource and tourist destination.
This chapter was formed in 1917 by Mrs. Helen Reed de Laporte. Most chapter meetings are held in the General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House. The house belongs to the chapter and is an accredited museum on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Rhinebeck Village Historic District. The house is open to the public Saturdays 1:00-4:00 PM starting in late June through late August (closed the week of the Dutchess County Fair), during scheduled events, and by appointment. Click here to Email for details or click the link at left for our events page.