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In the September 2014 Empire State News:

General Peter Gansevoort Chapter has presented a full calendar of hospitality this season. Twenty members of Mohawk Chapter joined General Peter Gansevoort Chapter for a joint meeting and a tour of the historic Van Schaick Mansion on March 20. In April, the chapter joined with Schuyler Society, C.A.R. for a spring cleaning and flower planting on the grounds of the mansion. On May 18, the chapter welcomed the New Netherlands Institute and the Spindle City Historical Society to the mansion for tours and remembrances about the house and its storied past in celebration of Cohoes Heritage Days. The chapter also hosted Native American Indian historian Glenn Bentz as he gave interpretations of the New York State native populations during the time of European contact.

On May 22, members Donna Mullen and Johanna Shogan presented a flag to Veteran Sergeant David Fox for his heroism in the Vietnam War at the Greenbush Area YMCA. That same day the chapter marched with members of the Schuyler Society, C.A.R. in the Cohoes Memorial Day Parade. The mansion opened to celebrate NYS Paths through History on June 8, welcoming about 150 people to hear the stories of the historic Van Schaick Mansion. On June 14 the chapter welcomed prospective members to the annual Flag Day Picnic with Schuyler Society who performed a moving flag retirement ceremony. Also at this meeting, the chapter presented the Good Citizen Award to graduating senior, Ryan Hare, son of Regent Susan Hare and her husband Paul, and who is enrolled as a freshman at R.I.T. in the fall.

On July 4, Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter members and Schuyler Society, C.A.R. members participated in the naturalization ceremony at Saratoga Battlefield, and on August 3, Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter members and Schuyler Society C.A.R. members participated in the Turning Point Parade held in Schuylerville, NY. The chapter members gave tours to the public and to the Rockland County Historical Society on August 9, as they explored the stories of General Phillip Schuyler, General Benedict Arnold,and General Nicholas Herkimer who was wounded at the Battle of Oriskany.

Lexi Zerrillo, Sandy Zerrillo, Native American Indian Glenn Bentz, and Regent Susan Hare welcome guests to a tour of the Van Schaick Mansion

Lexi Zerrillo, Sandy Zerrillo, Native American Indian Glenn Bentz, and Regent Susan Hare welcome guests to a tour of the Van Schaick Mansion