The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. just received the wonderful news that our application for an historic marker honoring two Glen Cove suffragists has been approved by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Helen Sherman Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt worked tirelessly for the suffrage cause, and also gave to other philanthropic causes throughout Glen Cove and Long Island. Helen Pratt was a founder of the Lincoln Settlement House in Glen Cove. Florence was the first woman to serve on the New York State Board of Regents.
The sign will have the following message:
HELEN SHERMAN PRATT AND
FLORENCE GIBB PRATT,
SISTERS-IN-LAW WHO ADVOCATED
FOR WOMEN’S VOTING RIGHTS
CA. 1917, LIVED NEAR HERE.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2017
We are very grateful to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for their work in supporting the centennial celebration of woman suffrage throughout New York State, as well as Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello for his help and support. The marker will be placed somewhere near Helen Sherman Pratt’s former home, Killenworth, on Dosoris Lane. Watch this page for further information on an installation ceremony.