Peterboro EVENTS

September 2020 Began a Yearlong Celebration of the Smithfield Community Center Bicentennial

Location of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society in 1835.  The building is also on the state Underground Railroad Trail.




On each day in February 2021 a free short “crash course” video will be released. 


Presented by The National Abolition Hall Of Fame and Museum 

and Upstate Institute at Colgate University




National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

Welsh Music



Smithfield Community Center


National Abolition Hall of Fame  and Museum

Induction Ceremonies

1:00 -Symposia

Keynote by Norman K. Dann PhD:

How the Abolition Movement Launched the Women's Movement

 Advance registration suggested. 


5:00 -Dinner

Reservations Required 315-280-8828


7:00 -Inductions of Robert Everett, Calvin Frank and Stephen Myers


Florence Farming Settlement

Details TBA



Peterboro Freedom Festival

A celebration of our rich history in the cause for equal rights.

Music, food, museums, exhibits and more.


On the grounds of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark 


Bloomer Tea

Postponed two years to Sat. September 24, 2022 which is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Smith Miller, the advocate for the healthy bloomer.

What I  (Elizabeth Smith Miller) learned in Peterboro

 Miller’s cousin, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will be the guest of honor as portrayed by Melinda Grube. 


Keynote speaker  Leigh Fought PhD, Lemoyne College Department of History, will speak on her prize-winning book Women in the World of Frederick Douglass


Jody Luce will give a presentation on Fashion History


To Book:

 Smithfield Community Center