is an annual fundraising event for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark to celebrate women's history. Elizabeth Smith Miller was well known for her hospitality and often opened her home to raise money for the suffrage campaign. Her home also became a place of rest and rejuvenation for the movers and shakers of the women's movement.
In 1875 Miller wrote a popular cookbook callled In the Kitchen. The book was more of a life guide for young wives. It contains tips for running a household and even a picture guide of sign language.
What Miller is most remembered for is designing the bloomer costume. A trouser outfit for women in the early 1850's. The idea of women wearing a garment exclusive to men did not catch on. It wasn't till the 1960's before women truly gained the freedom of dress.