Elizabeth Satterlee Mathewson
When I first saw this portrait in our gallery room I wondered who this elderly woman was. She appeared much older and not as finely dressed as women in the collection’s other paintings.
These differences led me to the fascinating story behind those blue eyes staring back at me from the walls of the gallery; the eyes of a true pioneer woman who had endured much during her lifetime.
Her story reminds me that before the museum and stately homes were built on Main St