Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ti History Presenting ‘The Other Milhollands’

Vida MilhollandThe Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present a free program entitled “The Other Milhollands” on Friday, August 17 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.

This program will focus on the lives of Inez’ father John and sister Vida.

John E. Milholland, born in 1860, was a journalist, politician, inventor and publisher, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was an owner of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper and a key progressive figure of the early 1900s.

Vida Milholland was born in 1888 and, while not as well known as her sister, she was also a committed suffragist who is often overshadowed by her famous sister.

The Milhollands were a significant influence in the Adirondacks. All are buried in Lewis, near their “Meadowmont” estate (now a music school).

Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (518) 585-7868 or e-mail

Photo of Vida Milholland.

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