Join us on Sunday, June 2nd for a celebration of Mary Barr Clay and the unveiling of a gorgeous historical marker to commemorate her efforts in women’s suffrage!
White Hall will be open for tours beginning at noon with the dedication address at 2pm. Light refreshments provided.
The centennial of suffrage for many women in the United States is approaching in 2020. With this landmark anniversary embodied in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation have partnered to launch a new historic marker program which will be part of the National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT) .
The third of five markers in Kentucky will be dedicated at 2:00 pm on June 2, 2019 at White Hall State Historic Site in Richmond, KY to commemorate the legacy of Mary Barr Clay. Clay, the eldest daughter of Mary Jane Warfield and Cassius M. Clay, served as a leader in both national suffrage organizations – the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association – and started the state’s first permanent women’s rights association in Madison County in 1879. She spoke in support of suffrage before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in 1884.
Sallie Clay Lanham, a descendent of Mary Barr Clay will address guests. In addition to Molly Caldwell, President of the Kentucky State Parks Foundation and NCWHS President Marsha Weinstein, the dedication ceremony will feature a presentation by Dr. Melanie Goan, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and Coordinator of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project.
In 2019 we will be doing a Series of teas at 3 different historically valuable and unique homes.
The 1st of these will be every 1st Tuesday at The Old Parasonage of Andrew Tribble.
The Rev. Andrew Tribble came to Kentucky in 1781, and built his log parsonage in Madison
County 1794 for his wife Sarah Burris and fourteen children. It was the site of prominent
weddings and community gatherings during his lifetime. It was moved to its current site in 1967 in an attempt to save the house and create a Kentucky history museum.
Pre reservation is Required and bookings can be made by contacting us at 8595757144, or messaging our page.
Tea included savories, scones with lemon curd, desserts and unlimited pots of tea.
Cost per person is $28.00 and includess history, and discussion time of the house.
In 2019 we will hosting a Tea in 3 different historical homes in Madison county. The third of these will be at Mount Pleasant, Rescued Historic Property-Richmond, KY at 219 S. 2nd street in Downtown Richmond.
Tea will include savories, scones, desserts, and unlimited pots of Tea. A discussion on the history of the home will follow the tea. Cost p.p is $28.00. Reservations must be made in advanced by calling 859 575 7144