Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LO­CAL NEWS -

grounds of the Gen­eral Richard Mont­gomery and Janet Liv­ingston House and Mu­seum, along with the house’s win­dow wells, for his Ea­gle Scout project.

The house is owned by the Chan­cel­lor Liv­ingston Chap­ter in Rhinebeck of the Na­tional So­ci­ety Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion.

A main re­quire­ment for ob­tain­ing the Ea­gle Scout badge is to plan a project, get it ap­proved and then carry it out. With as­sis­tance from As­sis­tant Scout­mas­ter Peter Grim and Mark Long, Nathaniel’s fa­ther and a Troop No. 228scout leader, Nathaniel co­or­di­nated a group of Scouts and lead­ers to pres­sure wash the fence to get rid of the surface stains, loose dirt, mold, and mildew. The next step was to sand the fence and re­place some of the pick­ets and boards

that are rot­ting. The next step was to prime the fence and paint it.

An­other part of the project was to scrap, sand, and re­paint the eight win­dow well covers that sur­round the perime­ter of the house.

The Gen­eral Richard Mont­gomery and Janet Liv­ingston House and Mu­seum, lo­cated at 77 Liv­ingston St. in Rhinebeck, is the old­est res­i­dence in the vil­lage’s his­toric dis­trict. Gen. Mont­gomery, who died in the Bat­tle of Que­bec in 1775,

and his bride, Janet Liv­ingston Mont­gomery, lived as new­ly­weds in the cot­tage while they built their home in Rhinebeck, Gras­mere. The house is an ac­cred­ited mu­seum listed on the New York Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War Her­itage Trail. It is also on the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric Places as part of the Rhinebeck Vil­lage His­toric Dis­trict.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Troop No. 228, visit http://www.troop­web­

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