The Tenth Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days, commemorating the 19th century emancipation, has been set for Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019. [Read more…] about 10th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Days Set For August
The drama Possessing Harriet that debuted at Syracuse Stage in October 2018 will be presented at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark on July 13th, 2019. [Read more…] about Play Highlights 1839 Escape of Enslaved Woman
Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith of Peterboro, NY, was inducted into the Circle of Achievement at Memorial Park in Hagerstown MD on Saturday, May 18, 2019. [Read more…] about Ann Smith of Peterboro Added to Maryland Memorial
In observance of Preservation Month, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro will be providing two workshops on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm, and 2:30 to 4 pm, at the Land Office (circa 1804) on the Gerrit Smith Estate. [Read more…] about Peterboro Preservation Workshop on Windows and Exteriors
Kyle Bass, the playwright of Possessing Harriet, is set to present Inventing Gerrit Smith: A Playwright’s Journey, for the annual recognition of abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s birth in 1797, on Saturday, March 2nd at 1 pm at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro, NY. [Read more…] about Abolitionist Gerrit Smith and a Playwright’s Journey
The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum have announced their scheduled 2019 Black History events.
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed on January 31, 1865 and ratified on December 6, 1865. The long-sought abolition of slavery is among the shortest worded amendments. It states in the first sentence of the first section: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States. [Read more…] about Peterboro Heritage’s 2019 Black History Events
Retired Naval Commander Owen Corpin has once again arranged the annual Watch Night in Peterboro on Monday, December 31, 2018 to commemorate the wait on December 31st, 1862 through the night to see if President Abraham Lincoln would release the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on the first day of January 1863.
The free program begins at 11:30 am on Monday, December 31, at the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro, at which time a copy of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from the NYS Museum will be on exhibit. [Read more…] about Emancipation Proclamation Watch Night New Year’s Eve
The National Abolition Hall and Fame and Museum in Peterboro, Madison County, is set to hold its annual 19th Century Heritage Dinner at 5 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro.
Michaels’s Fine Foods and Spirits will cater the dinner inspired by menus from a local cookbook with older recipes selected from people in the Peterboro area. [Read more…] about 19th Century Abolition Heritage Dinner In Peterboro
Samuel J. May is set to be inducted to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at ceremonies held at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro.
At 3:30 pm Roger Hiemstra will present a program on May during the afternoon Abolition Symposia, and at the 7 pm Induction Ceremonies Mary Louise Edwards will officially nominate May to the Hall of Fame, and sponsors will unveil May’s banner which will be installed in the Hall of Fame. A second May banner will also be available for outreach exhibits. [Read more…] about Samuel J. May Inducted to Abolition Hall of Fame
A Congressional Pilgrimage organized by the Faith and Politics Institute made its first stop at heritage sites in Peterboro NY. Congress Members Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY) joined the Faith and Politics Institute (FPI) to host a first-ever pilgrimage exploring the confluence of two significant freedom movements with deep roots in New York State: the abolition movement and women’s suffrage. The 2018 American Experience Pilgrimage took place July 20 through July 22, with the group visiting Auburn, Peterboro, Seneca Falls, Canandaigua and Rochester. [Read more…] about Congressional Pilgrimage Visits Historic Peterboro