Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun has been inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R) Quassaick Chapter, located in Newburgh.
DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. DAR members must be able to prove ancestry from a Revolutionary war soldier. Yaun’s ancestors include Corporal David Kellogg of Massachusetts and Dr. John Frederick Aubrey, a surgeon from Connecticut, who marched to Quebec with Benedict Arnold in 1775.
DAR members participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage, including restoring and maintaining historical sites and locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones.
The Quassaick DAR Chapter is one of three in Orange County. The others are the Minisink Chapter and Old Mine Road Chapter. The Quassaick Chapter was founded at Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh in 1893, less than three years after the parent organization was created, making it one of DAR’s oldest chapters.