John Brown Lives! will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the State of New York acquisition of the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, home of abolitionists John and Mary Brown on the condition that it be used “as a public park or reservation forever,” on Saturday, July 17th.
The day will begin at 2 pm with performances by Sandra Weber who will interpret Kate Field, a Memorial Field for Black Lives, exhibits and house tour.
A celebration of the Spirit of John Brown Freedom awardees — Nell Irvin Painter, visual artist and historian; Ellen Rocco, former station manager and founding mother of North Country Public Radio; and Soul Fire Farm, a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system, will be held from 3 to 5 pm.
An evening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ski Jump Lodge, located at 5486 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid. Tickets are $30 per person. Reception includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
The John Brown Farm is located at 115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid. To register for the evening reception, click here. For more information, contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 405-5912.