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Through Susan’s Eyes
August 18, 2021 @ 6:30pm-8:00pmFree
The Hebron Preservation Society invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30pm for a presentation on Susan B. Anthony: “Through Susan’s Eyes” at the East Hebron Presbyterian Church, 6559 Route 22, East Hebron, NY
This lecture is a retrospective on the nineteen years Susan B Anthony’s family lived in the hamlet of Battenville in the Town of Greenwich on the Batten Kill. The area is a virtual history book of the Anthony family but, until recently, there was not an historic marker anywhere. Many of the events that formed Susan’s thoughts about women’s suffrage were developed in this little settlement during her childhood and young adulthood.
Included will be the influence on Susan’s life by her Quaker heritage from the Anthony family. Daniel Anthony and his family were a part of the Quaker friends in Adams, Massachusetts before their move to Battenville in 1826, when Susan was just six years old. Susan’s mother, Lucy Anthony, remained a Baptist throughout her life even though she attended the Quaker meetings with her husband and the children.
Debi Craig and Sandy McReynolds will present a PowerPoint presentation focusing on the numerous sites in Greenwich, Easton, Jackson, and Cambridge, NY that involved the Anthony family, as well as photos of the newly restored outside of the Battenville house.