Mildred Starin named 2019 Martha Washington Woman of History
Mrs. Starin, of Newburgh, is a member of the Newburgh Preservation Association and has dedicated a lifetime to preservation and promotion of historic landmarks in the Hudson Valley.
Mrs. Starin repaired and refurbished the Gomez Mill House, securing New York State registered status for the homestead; eventually the property was placed on the National Register. She has also lobbied for preservation of the Reuben Deyo Farm, the Chadwick Mansion, and the Dutch Reformed Church. One of her local claims to fame is that she saved the Chadwick Mansion's copper finial when it was being demolished.
The award presentation will take place at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, on March 24, 2019, during the Women's History Month program, The General's Lady. The public is welcome to attend the program, starting at 2:00 PM.
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