• Oh What Responsibility Rests Upon Me! Margaretta Brown and the Frankfort Sabbath School for Girls

    By Vicky Middleswarth, Educator

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    In a shady corner of the Liberty Hall garden, there’s a stone bench with an inscription on the seat. Its age makes it hard to read, but the words represent an important aspect of the life of Margaretta Brown.

    To Commemorate the organization in this garden
    The first Sunday school west of the Allegheny Mountains
    Margaretta Mason Brown
    Presented by the First Presbyterian Church
    Frankfort Kentucky June 1920

    In addition to demonstrating her faith and commitment, Margaretta’s Sunday school work reflects women’s evolving roles in early America.