Oneida County History Center is set to host Dr. Norm Dann, who will explore the history of the Underground Railroad in Central New York, on Saturday, January 18th.
Dann will speak about the operation and function of the Underground Railroad, plus intriguing details about the station in Peterboro that was operated by the Gerrit Smith family.
Norman K. Dann, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus Morrisville State College, Morrisville NY and has taught courses in political science, psychology, sociology, and environmental science. He received a B.A. in Psychology at Alderson-Broaddus College in 1965, his M.A. in Political Science at the University of Rhode Island in 1967, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at Syracuse University in 1974.
Dr. Dann is a founder and emeritus of the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, head docent of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, a 25-year member of the Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Committee, and Treasurer of the Peterboro Area Museum.
This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery starting at 1 pm.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For information, contact the History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.
Illustration of the Underground Railroad provided.