HENRY L. DRUMMER (1866-1934)

Canandaigua Native – moved to Bath in 1882 – secured an appointment as Florist at the New York State Soldiers & Sailors’ Home, becoming Superintendent of the Grounds for 48 years. Originator of Children’s Exhibition at the Steuben County Fair.  Attempted to start an Agricultural and Horticultural School in Bath NY. Laid out the gardens and grounds at the Home and started the National Cemetery, insuring every deceased veteran had flowers provided at their funeral and hospital patients were supplied with fresh flowers in their wards.  In a speech by Professor Roberts, Director of Cornell University, he cited “Steuben County had, under Mr. Drummer’s inspiration, done more in the line of Nature Study work than any other County in this state.”