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On Sunday, March 4,2018 at 1 PM the Greenwich Easton Historical Association will hold their annual meeting in the Hedbring Community Room of the Greenwich Free Library, located at 148 Main Street Greenwich, NY.
After a brief business meeting, there will be an informative and engaging lecture from area historian, Debi Craig. The lecture, "Through Susan’s Eyes: Susan Brownell Anthony’s Childhood in Washington County" serves to commemorate the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women.
As a result of the Women’s Suffrage Movement of the early 1900s led by the impassioned Susan B. Anthony, these rights were granted to women in New York State during 1917 as well as to women in Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
Craig, a local and retired music teacher, notes that many people are unaware of Anthony’s ties to the region. Susan B. Anthony moved with her family to Battenville, in the Town of Greenwich, Washington County, NY, in 1826 when she was six. She didn’t move from this area until she was in her mid-20s. Susan lived and taught here throughout her formative years, during which time many of her ideas about women’s rights were developed. Debi Craig’s lecture will talk about local sites directly related to the development of Anthony's foundational suffragist beliefs.
Debi Craig has long been interested in all things related to local history. A life-long resident of Washington County, she is president of the Washington County Historical Society and event coordinator for the Washington Co. History Fair, as well as being a member of the Greenwich-Easton Historical Association and the Hebron Preservation Society. She is also president and co-founder of the NorthStar Historical Project, which promotes local history of the Underground Railroad.
The Greenwich-Easton Historical Association looks forward to greeting you, sharing refreshments and conversation about our history after this fascinating program and welcoming anyone who would like to join our association.