The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) induction ceremonies for the 2016 inductees will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, in Peterboro, NY. The afternoon Abolition Symposia will present programs on each of the inductees:
· Rev. John Gregg Fee at 12:30 pm
· Beriah Green at 1:30 pm
· Angelina Grimké at 2:30 pm
· James W.C. Pennington at 3:30 pm
The Induction Ceremonies will commence at 7 pm. Each nominator will briefly describe the reasons that the inductee should be included in the Abolition Hall of Fame. Relatives and affiliates will second the nomination and the official NAHOF portraits created by Melissa Moshetti will be presented. Max Alden Smith, CoChair of Peterboro Emancipation Day will provide musical renditions throughout the evening, along with commentaries by Hugh Humphreys, a member of the NAHOF Cabinet of Freedom. Jan DeAmicis, Co-Chair of the Oneida County Freedom Trail Commission, will commemorate the 181st anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society in the building of the NAHOF event.
An 11 o’clock a sandwich buffet will be provided by the Peterboro United Methodist Church. After the Abolition Symposia in the afternoon, the Deli on the Green will cater the annual Antislavery Dinner at 5 pm. The Peterboro Mercantile will have books, buttons, stationery, and other items related to the inductions available at the event. Book signings by presenting authors will also be available.
The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro NY) and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will open at 9 am on Sunday, October 23. Norman K. Dann PhD, Gerrit Smith biographer, will conduct a tour of the Gerrit Smith Estate at 9 am.
A registration package for the Induction sandwich lunch buffet, Abolition Symposia, Antislavery Dinner, and Evening Ceremonies for $55 is due October 15 to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, PO Box 55, Peterboro NY 13134. Lunch ($14) and Dinner ($41) may be reserved separately by October 15, as well. Walk-ins are welcomed. (Meals must be reserved.) For more information, registration forms, and updates, click here, email email@example.com, or call (315) 280-8828. For lodging information, click here.
Photo of National Abolition Hall of Fame provided.