Former Beacon Historical Society president
On March 13, Denise Doring VanBuren will receive the Martha Washington Woman of History Award presented annually by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh to a woman who’s contributed to Hudson Valley history through education, promotion and preservation. Call 845-562-1195 for details on attending the presentation.
VanBuren, who is vice president of public relations for Central Hudson Gas & Electric, is the organizing secretary general of the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves on the boards of Dutchess Tourism, Dutchess Community College, the Dutchess County Historical Society, Locust Grove Estate and the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College. She’s also a five-term past president of the Beacon Historical Society and co-authored the books Historic Beacon and Beacon Revisited.