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How Well Do You Know Your East Hampton Women's History?

Do you know which woman is behind each of these accomplishments?

In honor of Women's History month — and the women's suffragist's lecture that was held on Friday — Hugh King, the village historian, posed these questions at the East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday.

So how well do you know your East Hampton-related history? See how many of these you can answer. Put your guesses in the comments below and come back on Monday afternoon for the answers.

1. Who was the first African American teacher hired in the East Hampton school system?

2. Who was the first woman to travel across the Rockies in a covered wagon? Hint: She's from Sag Harbor.

3. Who was the first Native American mentioned in the town records?

4. Which woman is credited with directing the Marine Band to play a specific march whenever the President of the United States enters a public event?

5. Who was the first female Supervisor of the Town of East Hampton?

6. Who is the woman who gave the land for Guild Hall, the East Hampton Library and Nature Trail in the village?

7. Who was the first woman historian in East Hampton?

8. Who is Mary Olivia Slocum?

9. Who was the first female published author in the Town of East Hampton?

10. Who was the first woman elected to the East Hampton Village Board?

Thanks to Mr. King for sharing these questions with us!

Click here for the answers.

Janice March 16, 2013 at 06:37 PM
oh me! :)
Lys Marigold March 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM
#5: Mary Fallin?
Deborah Klughers March 17, 2013 at 04:47 PM
#3) The first Native Americans mentioned (by name) in Town records were the Sachems of the Manhasset, Montauk, Corchake and Shinnecock Tribes, when they 'sold' lands in 1648 from the easternmost point of Southampton to the western boundary of Montauk . I think the first female mentioned was 'Wyandanch's widow, referred to as 'Squa', when she deeded certain Montauk lands to the settlers in 1660. (Wyandanch was the Chief of the Montaukets)
Eastend50 March 17, 2013 at 07:38 PM
9. Who was the first female published author in the Town of East Hampton? Might be Jennette Edwards Rattray, (Ship Ashore),
Kristy LaMonda March 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
My best guesses: 1. Who was the first African American teacher hired in the East Hampton school system? Carrie Gilbert- my K teacher or maybe Queen Davis- my 3rd grade teacher 2. Who was the first woman to travel across the Rockies in a covered wagon? Hint: She's from Sag Harbor. Narcissa Whitman- a good Presbyterian missionary 3. Who was the first Native American mentioned in the town records? Squaw 4. Which woman is credited with directing the Marine Band to play a specific march whenever the President of the United States enters a public event? Julia Gardiner Tyler 5. Who was the first female Supervisor of the Town of East Hampton? Mary Fallon 6. Who is the woman who gave the land for Guild Hall, the East Hampton Library and Nature Trail in the village? Mrs. Woodhouse 7. Who was the first woman historian in East Hampton? Mrs. Rattray 8. Who is Mary Olivia Slocum? Mother of Stephen Talkhouse 9. Who was the first female published author in the Town of East Hampton? Mrs. Rattray 10. Who was the first woman elected to the East Hampton Village Board? Barbara Borsack

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