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Blog · August 19, 2021
August 16 - 26, 2021 Virtual access: nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum Youtube Channel Programs will be uploaded daily online starting August 16, 2021 Created by Victoria Basulto, Colgate University Graduate and Upstate Institute Fellow Funded by the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship Black History in Upstate New York Programs Begin August 16th, 2021 The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) will host the Black History...

Blog · August 17, 2021
Cazenovia Heritage is finalizing plans for A Remembrance of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law Cazenovia Convention to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Cummings Theatre, 18 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia NY 13035. Retired Madison County Judge Hugh C. Humphreys will return to Cazenovia to share his research for his 1994 publication on the The Great Fugitive Slave Law Convention and its Rare Daguerreotype, of which the Madison County Historical Society has ordered new printings which will...

Blog · July 25, 2021
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark 5304 Oxbow Road Peterboro NY 13134 info@gerritsmith.org www.gerritsmith.org INVITES ALL TO 11th Annual Peterboro EMANCIPATION DAY Saturday, August 7, 2021 EVENT DETAILS HERE 10:00 Announcements, Assembly, History, & Song As 1920s and 1930s Generations Commemorated the Day Processional to Annual Laying of Wreaths on Graves 1:30 Black Suffragists presented by Susan Goodier PhD 2:30 Supporting Reparations Through Black Genealogical Research...

Blog · July 24, 2021
August 16 - 26, 2021 Virtual access: nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum Youtube Channel Programs will be uploaded daily online starting August 16, 2021 Created by Victoria Basulto, Colgate University Graduate and Upstate Institute Fellow Funded by the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship Black History in Upstate New York Programs Begin August 16th, 2021 The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) will host the Black History...

Blog · July 16, 2021
At the request of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Norm Dann will be presenting a series of eight programs on Abolition, the Underground Railroad, Women’s Rights, and Optimism: The Gerrit and Ann Smith Family of Peterboro NY and the Crusade for Human Rights on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm beginning August 4 and ending September 22, 2021: Session 1: August 4, 2021 Peter Smith: Furs, Land, and Anguish examines Peter, the land speculator partner of John Jacob Astor, who dealt...

Blog · June 25, 2021
The newly incorporated Cazenovia Heritage organization has announced its plans for A Remembrance of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law Cazenovia Convention to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Cummings Theatre, 18 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia NY 13035. Retired Madison County Judge Hugh C. Humphreys returns to Cazenovia to share his research for his 1994 publication “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” The Great Fugitive Slave Law Convention and its Rare Daguerreotype, of which the Madison...

Blog · June 19, 2021
In Honor of Juneteenth 2021 1776 Black Loyalists: British Army offered freedom to enslaved who left rebel owners. 1781 New York State Legislature voted to free enslaved who had fought for three years in the American Revolutionary War 1799 New York State law for gradual abolition. Children born to enslaved mothers required to work as indentured servants - men until age 28 and women until age 25. 1817 March 31: Abolition Act: New York State Legislature abolished slavery effective 7-4-1827. 1827...

Blog · June 04, 2021
A contingency of Madison County well-wishers welcomed a score of Free Them Walkers to the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro NY Monday morning May 31. On the last day of May the Walkers had racked up over 700 miles of the 902 miles they will walk from Lynchburg VA to Buffalo to arrive for the Juneteenth celebration. The route of the Free Them Walk followed parts of the Underground Railroad trails in New York, and...

Blog · June 01, 2021
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) recently received a $2,671 grant from the Madison County Rural Poverty Fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. The grant will be used to support the Anti-Racism Collaboration in Madison County which will provide information for the public to increase personal understanding of systemic racism, to self-identify anti-racism social behaviors, and to select positive action to change the social environment. During the summer of 2021,...

Blog · April 05, 2021
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