An historical marker honoring two leaders of the women’s suffrage movement was unveiled Saturday on the grounds of Lochland School in Geneva during the school’s annual meeting and picnic.
The marker honors mother and daughter Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller. Geneva Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Lippincott explains the role the Millers played in the women’s suffrage movement.
The Millers would later meet Geneva businessman William Smith and convince him to start the college that bears his name.
Lochland Executive Director Carrie Fiorilla says there’s been greater acceptance from the community of the school’s residents and their efforts to live normal lives.
Author Norman Dann spoke about his book “Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade.” He says it was Elizabeth Smith Miller’s brother Greene who gave the property its name.
After a picnic lunch, staffers were honored for their years of service.