S.H. Gay Descendant to appear with Don Papson at Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Gay Pierce Fuchs, a great-granddaughter of Sidney Howard Gay, will join the author at a noon forum in the Old Ship Parish House.
A resident of Huntington, NY, Mrs. Fuchs is a direct descendant of Ebenezer Gay and Governor William Bradford, a signer of the Mayflower compact.
Her abolitionist ancestors, Warner Mifflin, Daniel Neall, and Elizabeth and Sydney Howard Gay, have inspired Mrs. Fuchs to be involved in philanthropic endeavors throughout her life. She is president of the Cold Spring Harbor Library Foundation, where she helped to raise the money to build a much needed new building; a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; and the president of the Friends of Sulgrave Manor, major funders of a 16th century English Tudor manor house built by George Washington’s fifth great-grandfather, Lawrence Washington.
She is proud of her ancestor’s participation in the Underground Railroad and described Secret Lives as “enlightening and moving.”
The forum will follow the 10:30 service across the street in Old Ship Church where Rev. Ken Read Brown’s sermon will be “Still Learning from Selma”—reflections fifty years after the Selma civil rights march .