The Town of Preble  honored Ann Henderson on Tuesday, August 6th at 5:00 p.m. at the Preble Park with a brief ceremony followed with stories and anecdotes from friends and family. The event will be immediately followed by a concert featuring the Cortland Old Timers Band. All are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music.

Ann Henderson was not only the Town Historian from 1999-2018, she made history. She was elected as the first female town supervisor in 1979. She served for two terms before stepping down.

As historian her interests included:

  • Missing grave markers of revolutionary war veterans in the Mt. Toppin Cemetery
  • Historical markers
  • Preble Genealogy
  • General Preble history

She regularly hosted a tour or our town cemeteries and she presented the town history at a Cortland County Historical Society Lunch and Learn session titled Preble Through the Years published on YouTube.

Ann has been a member of several civic organizations, including:

  • CC Genealogy Society
  • 4H
  • Preble Home Demonstration Unit
  • Preble's 200 year celebration
  • Preble Congregational Church
  • Cortland County Republican Club

In addition to operating a dairy farm with her husband Darryll and their four children, Jean, John, James and Julie, Ann worked at Song Mt. and the Little York. Post Office.