The Washington County Historical Society and the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) have announce the dedication of a new historic marker to be placed at the Susan B Anthony Childhood Home at 2835 State Route 29 in Battenville (Town of Greenwich) on Saturday, June 18th.
The marker was provided by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Grant Program. The grant program commemorates people, place, thing, or events that happened between 1740 and 1922. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 800 markers in 59 New York State counties.
The exterior of the house underwent massive repairs in 2020 due to funds allocated for the house by Assemlywoman Carrie Woerner and former New York State Senator Betty Little. Monies were also set aside for the project by the OPRHP. The drainage problem was resolved and much needed work was done on the outside of the house.
The ceremony will begin at 2 pm, and will include a Welcome by Debi Craig, Past President of the Washington County Historical Society, also, Coline Jenkins, great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and New York State Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner will share a few words. Descendants of Susan and her family will be in attendance.
The public is invited, however parking at the Anthony house will not be available. The OPRHP is sponsoring shuttle buses which will leave from the Greenwich Jr-Sr High School on Gray Avenue in the Village of Greenwich. There will be 2 runs with 2 buses each leaving from the circle in front of the Greenwich Jr-Sr High School at 1:15 and 1:30 pm. After the ceremony, the buses will return attendees to the Jr-Sr High School after the ceremony.
For more information, visit the Washington County Historical Society website.
Photo of Susan B Anthony childhood home in Battenville by Clifford Oliver of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.