Juneteenth Weekend in Peterboro

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) and the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) will present programs during Juneteenth Weekend. NAHOF will open at noon on Saturday, June 18. 

Saturday, June 18

 

Dawn: Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) Exterior Exhibits Open

Noon:  National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) Opens

1:00:    GSENHL Buildings and Interior Exhibits Open 

4:00:    GSENHL Buildings and Interior Exhibits Close

6:30:    NAHOF Juneteenth: A Walk Through Galveston TX Video

7:00:    NAHOF Film Debut: Songs of Slavery and Emancipation produced by Mat Callahan

Dusk    GSENHL Exterior Exhibits Close

 

 Sunday, June 19

 

Dawn: Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) Exterior Exhibits Open

Noon:  National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) Opens

1:00:    GSENHL Buildings and Interior Exhibits Open 

2:00:    Peterboro Area Museum Opens

2:00:    The Underground Railroad as a Moral Statement presented by Norman K Dann PhD Click here for details of this series

4:00:    GSENHL Buildings and Interior Exhibits Close

4:00:    Peterboro Area Museum Closes

4:00:    NAHOF Closes

Dusk    GSENHL Exterior Exhibits Close

 


Saturday, June 18 at 6:30pm

Juneteenth: A Walk Through Galveston

The National Abolition Hall of Fame will close at 6:30 for Juneteenth: A Walk Through Galveston, a short video created for 2022 Black History Matters, a program funded, in part, by Humanities New York, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film will explain the history of June 19, 1865 and the new federal holiday.


Saturday, June 18 at 7:00pm ~ Film Debut

Songs of Slavery and Emancipation

Songs of Slavery and Emancipation, a new film, will debut at The National Abolition Hall of Fame in Peterboro NY and at 320 West 37th Street New York NY at the same time Saturday, June 18, 2022. Admission in Peterboro for the program, film and access to NAHOF is $5.

 

The film opens at 7 pm with the sight and sound of Max Smith, Co-Chair of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark’s Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day and a member of the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro NY. Film producer Mat Callahan filmed in Peterboro and at Berea College in Kentucky. 

 

Mat Callahan presents, in the Song of Slavery and Emancipation film, book, and CD, recently discovered songs composed by enslaved people explicitly calling for resistance to slavery. Some songs originated as early as 1784 and others as late as the Civil War. He also presents long-lost songs of the abolition movement, some written by fugitive slaves and free Black people, challenging common misconceptions of abolitionism.  Songs of Slavery and Emancipation features the lyrics of fifteen slave songs and fifteen abolitionist songs, placing them in historical context and making them available again to the general public. These songs not only express outrage at slavery but call for the destruction of the slave system. There can be no doubt as to their purpose: the abolition of slavery, the emancipation of African American people, and a clear and undeniable demand for equality and justice for all humanity. 

 

Manisha Sinha PhD, author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, stated, “Mat Callahan’s carefully documented and richly interpreted book is the first modern comprehensive compilation of the musical archive of Black Resistance to slavery and abolition. I cannot praise the labor of scholarly passion and conscience enough. It is a game changer in the histories of musicology and abolition.”

 

 

The public is encouraged to engage in part or all of the programs. Five dollar admission includes the film and the Hall of Fame and Museum. Books and CDs of Songs of Slavery and Emancipation will be sold to benefit the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.

To mitigate Covid spread, masks, proof of at least the first two vaccines, and contact information registration are required. No food will be served.

For more information and for updates: www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.orgnahofm1835@gmail.com, 315-684-3262

Sunday, June 19th at 2:00pm

The Underground Railroad as a Moral Statement - by Norman Dann

 

In this third and final program of his Underground Railroad Historical Series, Norman K. Dann PhD will present The Underground Railroad as a Moral Statement  at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark. Dann will draw upon his thirty years of research and writing to describe the existence of the Underground Railroad as a moral statement about a corrupt nation. By 1830 the abolition movement was heating up because the nation had failed to implement its ideals of freedom and justice for all. 

 

Five dollar admission includes the presentation and the tour following. www.GerritSmith.org

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