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October 21-23, 2022: National Abolition Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Where: National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5525 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro 13134
Tickets: Book your spot by filling out this form and mailing it to NAHOF, P.O. Box 55, Peterboro NY 13134
***Please note that this event was originally scheduled for October 23-25, 2020, but has been postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19.*** 

Join NAHOF as we induct Robert Everett, Calvin Fairbank and Stephen Meyers into the the National Abolition Hall of Fame. We have an exciting programme lined up for the occasion:

Friday October 21
  • 7pm: Welsh Music, Food, and Historical Reflection on Welsh Abolitionism & the American Civil War.
Saturday October 22
  • 10am: Guided tour of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro NY 13134)
  • 11am: National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum opens
  • 12:30pm: Annual Meeting of Members of NAHOF
  • 1:30pm: Presentation on Robert Everett
  • 2:30pm: Presentation on Calvin Fairbank
  • 3:30pm: Presentation on Stephen Myers
  • 5pm: 19th century Antislavery Dinner 
  • 7pm: Nominations of inductees and Hall of Fame banners revealed 
Sunday October 23
  • 7:30am: Registration for the Abolitionist Freedom Walk opens (at the Canaltown Museum in Canastota)
  • 8:30am: Reenactment of the landing of 104 delegates driven out of Utica October 21, 1835 for attempting to establish the New York Antislavery Society and interpretive sign revealed (at the Canaltown Museum in Canastota)
  • 9am: Aboltionist Freedom Walk commences (at the Canaltown Museum in Canastota)
  • 10:30am: Reenactment and sign unveiling in Clockville to present the activities of the abolitionists along the way to Peterboro (part of the walk)
  • 11am: Walk finishes at the Canaltown Museum in Canastota
  • 1pm: Reenactment and sign describing the October 22, 1835 arrival of the NYS Antislavery society revealed, followed by a free reception (in Peterboro)
  • 2pm: Presentation about Stephen Myers' role in the Florence Farming and Lumber Community / Association in Oneida County 
  • 3pm: Presentation from descendants of Calvin Fairbank about his home and museum in Connecticut.

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