Annual Commemoration of Black History Month

Guest speaker is Mr Alden "Max" Smith,

former councilman and former mayor of Oneida.

3:00 PM

Peterboro United Methodist Church


Living History Day

Peterboro NY  Area middle-schools attend interpretive stations on the Estate. Advance reservations required.


Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark


Peterboro Freedom Festival

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

Music, food, museums, exhibits and more.

Gerrit Smith Estate

more info here


Suffrage Parade in Hamilton, NY

100 Marchers for 100 Years

Presented by Melina Grube.


Advance registration required.


11th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day


Equality Day




Bloomer Tea

What I  (Elizabeth Smith Miller) learned in Peterboro


The keynote speaker  Leigh Fought PhD, Lemoyne College Department of History, speaking on her prize-winning book Women in the World of Frederick Douglass


Smithfield Community Center


200th Anniversary of the Smithfield Community Center

On September 27 the Smithfield Community Association will launch the Celebration of the 200th year anniversary of the Smithfield Community Center, the location of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society in 1835.  The building is also on the state Underground Railroad Trail.


National Abolition Hall of Fame

Induction Dinner

Keynote by Norman K. Dann PhD:

How the Abolition Movement Launched the Women's Movement


Smithfield Community Center

 Advance registration suggested. 


National Abolition Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony

NAHOF will induct three 19th Century antislavery activists: Robert Everett, Calvin Fairbank, and Stephen Myers.


Smithfield Community Center


Watch Night

 In commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln January 1, 1863