Yesterday I joined other members of the Long Island Studies Council for a guided tour of the Sands-Willets House in Port Washington. The house dates to 1735, was added on in 1840, and is currently the home of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society.
Along with exhibits offering a glimpse of costumes, postcards, textiles and memorabilia from the past the museum has created an exceptional exhibit detailing the progress and ultimate success of the woman suffrage movement, along with information on local suffragists, including Anna Willets, Eliza Willets, and Anna Willets Lapham, all of whom lived in the house.
A wonderful local resource, the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society offers tours and exhibitions throughout the year. For more information log onto their website, www.cowneck.org.