Miller Place, NY - July 14th, 2015 - On Sunday, July 13, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society in celebrating the upcoming 300th birthday of the William Miller House. The Miller House turns 300 in 2020, but festivities were kicked off this year in an effort to raise awareness about the landmark and to begin raising money for repairs to its roof.
“The William Miller House predates this country itself, and it embodies the deep historical roots that are shared by all residents of Suffolk County,” said Legislator Anker. “It is my hope that by coming together as a community, we can raise the funds needed to make sure it stays standing for generations to come.”
The land on which the William Miller House stands was first acquired by William Miller’s grandfather, Andrew Miller. Andrew Miller immigrated to America from England in 1643. Sunday’s open house event included tours of the home, guided by members of the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society. Original farming equipment and household items were on display in the house’s barn. Cake, ice cream, student musicians, and stories about the house were enjoyed by all.
For more information about the Miller House and the Historical Society, visit www.mpmshistoricalsociety.org.