Granddaughter of Gateway Museum founder visits Morristown
From left are Rand and Louise Wright with Sally Rymal and Ron Wright. Photo by Bruce Dana.
MORRISTOWN -- The granddaughter of the Morristown Gateway Museum founders visited Morristown recently.Sally Rymal, 94, of Brockville, Ontario arrived by boat Tuesday morning in Morristown to tour the Morristown Gateway Museum built by her grandfather William Henry Comstock as a community center in 1910.
Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills were manufactured by Comstock in Morristown for 90 years and were widely distributed from 1867 to 1957.
Recently retired Town of Morristown Historian Gloria Scott Johnson along with Gateway Museum Board Members Sue Wilson, Pat Reagen and Mary Catherine Spilman were among the welcoming group.
Local historian and communication director for State Sen. Patricia Richie, Jim Reagen delivered a Proclamation in recognition of the historical significance of the Brockville woman's visit to Morristown.
In addition to the museum tour. Ronald Wright retired owner of Wrights Marina brought the canadian visitor for a tour of the Marina building which has a history dating back to the 1800's.
A short driving tour of the village including the Dockside Village river condos were seen by the visitors today as well.
The group enjoyed lunch at Bedrock Cafe' and said their fond farewells with promises from Morristown residents to visit some of Brockville's historic places soon.