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.troopwebhost.org/Troop228Rhinebeck/