Members of Old Huntington Green Visit Town Hall to View Statue of Nathan Hale
Members of the Old Huntington Green Incorporated visited Town Hall on Tuesday, September 18, to view the statue of Nathan Hale that will be on display in Town Hall lobby until the end of the month. Old Huntington Green was officially chartered in 1939. The mission of the organization is to preserve the character of the Town.
The 28″ bronze statue of Nathan Hale is the work of noted native sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies and was presented to the Town by his wife Alice in 1919, after the death of her husband. The statue is part of the Huntington Town Clerk’s Archives holdings and is displayed in the lobby of Town Hall twice every year; In July to celebrate the War of Independence and in September to commemorate the anniversary of Nathan Hale’s death on September 22. “Interested parties can also see the statue during the Archives open house in May and October or any other time during the year, as long as we get notified” Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia said. The Town Clerk also took the group for a tour to the Archives, where they viewed original documents including the original Native-American deed dated 1653.
Pictured to the left of the case: Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia with members of Old Huntington Green Incorporated. To the right of the case: Paul Warburg, Jr., President of Old Huntington Green, with more members. To the extreme right, Town Historian Robert Hughes, and next to him Huntington Historical Society Executive Coordinator Toby Kissam.