Saratoga Historical Foundation and the Saratoga Community Library
Mary and Her Daughters—Wife and Family of Abolitionist John Brown
April 15, 2011 2-4 p.m.
Saratoga Community Library 13340 Saratoga Avenue 95070
Free and open to the public (It’s her 195th birthday!)
An overview--Mary Brown, her legacy of equality and cooperation
Jean Libby, Project Director and local historian
Visitors’ interest in Mary Brown’s gravesite
Tim Zadel, Madronia Cemetery
Jim Sorden, Chair, Board of Trustees, Saratoga Cemetery District
Anniversary of California Women Receiving the Vote, an exhibit at the
Saratoga History Museum Annette Stransky, Curator
Documentation and public library access,
Mary Hanel, Library liason,
Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Mary (1816-1884) is the wife of John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame. She and her
daughters emigrated to California in 1864. Her daughter Ellen Brown Fablinger
moved to Santa Clara County in 1879; Mary and Sarah Brown followed in 1881.
Mary and Her Daughters is a legacy of equality and cooperation in Saratoga,
Santa Clara, and San Jose for the period 1880-1916. The goal is to create a
publicly accessible archive of local communities who interacted with the Brown
Family during their residence in Santa Clara County, and a resource of documents
that pertain to Mary and her family who are buried at the Madronia Cemetery.
A conference about the historic communities is planned for
September 25, 2012 at Hakone Gardens.
KSAR 15 Community Access TV will broadcast the conference
Mary Brown and Her Daughters Project Director: Jean Libby
Saratoga Historical Foundation: nonprofit partner
|photos by Robert Walker
Abcom Media Productions
|Janine Burgess, ranger at the
Santa Clara County Parks
|Mary Hanel, local history librarian at the
Santa Clara City Library
|Audience examines map of Mary Brown's Cabin site in Sanborn County Park
Menlo Park Historical Association
O. C. Tinsley
African American Heritage House Mary Chiao
History San Jose local history author
|Sarah Brown's charcoal photo portraits of
The photographer of the John Brown bearded
photograph is M. M. Lawrence of New York, 1858.
Photographer of Mary Brown is Isaiah Taber of
San Francisco, ca. 1878.