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A Tribute to Mary Huber

A Tribute to Mary Huber

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Two winsome portraits painted by William R. Hamilton — Mary Morison Masterton (1829-1911), the only daughter of Tuckahoe Marble Quarry owner Alexander Masterton and wife Euphenus, and Alexander’s niece, Catherine Masterton, painted with a spray of flowers to match her silken gown — along with needlepoint samplers sewn by the two girls, were a treasured gift to the Conservancy by longtime village historian, Mary Means Huber. An afternoon dedicated to Huber recognized and honored her for her generosity and commitment to the village and its history, drawing a large gathering of friends and admirers.

Historian Huber lived in the Bronxville community for almost 60 years, and she served as Bronxville Village Historian from 1987 to 1999, playing a key role in establishing the village’s Local History Room. She was also a founding member of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy, serving on its board for several years.

Conservancy Life Co-Chair Marilynn Hill and 2018 Co-Chair Erin Saluti both welcomed the crowd who had come to honor Huber, art historian Jayne Warman shared the history of the two beautiful portraits, and Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin presented the honoree with a box engraved with the Bronxville village seal as a token of the community’s gratitude. Mary’s daughter, Betsy Port, shared a poignant, personal and loving perspective.