- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley history advocate is this year’s recipient of an annual award named for Martha Washington.

The Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh has chosen Denise Doring VanBuren of the Dutchess County hamlet of Chelsea as this year’s Martha Washington Woman of History. The award is given to a woman who has helped promote or preserve the Hudson Valley’s rich history.

An author of two books on the city of Beacon’s history, VanBuren is a national officer for the Daughters of the American Revolution and editor of the DAR’s magazine. In her professional career, VanBuren is vice president of public relations for Central Hudson Gas and Electric.

VanBuren will receive the award March 13 at the historic site located where Gen. George Washington had his headquarters during the last 16 months of the Revolutionary War.

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