Coram, NY - October 28, 2014 - On Saturday, October 25th, Legislator Sarah Anker recognized joined the National Society of Colonial Dames Long Island Chapter in recognizing the Davis Town Meeting House as an historic site. At the conclusion of the event, the Colonial Dames unveiled a newly installed plaque to recognize the house’s integral role in the community’s development.
From 1812 to 1840 the Davis House served as a base for horse artillery for the State Militia, which was a mobile force for the defense of Suffolk County. In addition, the house was used for regular meetings of militia officers due to its central location in the county.
“With the marking of the Davis Town Meeting House, the story of our local history will be retold for future generations,” said Legislator Anker. “I commend the Davis Town Meeting House Society for championing the preservation of this historical landmark.”
The Davis Town Meeting House Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to encourage the continued restoration of the house. For more information about the house and its restoration, visit the website.
Pictured Above: Legislator Anker joins the Davis Town Meeting House, the National Society of Colonial Dames Long Island Chapter, and local elected officials in celebrating the historical distinction of the Davis House.