The 12th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day, replicating the Peterboro Emancipation Days of the 1920s and 1930s, is set for Saturday, August 6th, at 10 am. [Read more…] about Edmonia Lewis Featured at Peterboro Emancipation Day
Abolition Hall of Fame
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) Black History Matters program series offers daily brief “crash courses” in American history, addressing key events and topics in our history that are lesser known or whose implications are not usually understood. [Read more…] about Abolition Hall of Fame ‘Black History Matters’ Virtual Programs Underway
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) has announced Black History Matters, a series of twenty-eight virtual introductory short “crash courses” during the month of February 2021. [Read more…] about Abolition Hall of Fame Announces Black History Matters Programs
Built as a Presbyterian Church in 1820, the 200 year-old Smithfield Community Center has also served as a school, and currently as the town municipal building and the home of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.
In 1835 the structure was the site of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society. [Read more…] about Historic Building Housing Abolition Hall of Fame Marking 200 Years
Retired Naval Commander Owen Corpin has once again arranged the annual Watch Night in Peterboro on Monday, December 31, 2018 to commemorate the wait on December 31st, 1862 through the night to see if President Abraham Lincoln would release the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on the first day of January 1863.
The free program begins at 11:30 am on Monday, December 31, at the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro, at which time a copy of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from the NYS Museum will be on exhibit. [Read more…] about Emancipation Proclamation Watch Night New Year’s Eve
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) has announced the induction of three nineteenth century abolitionists on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Peterboro NY.
The Inductee Committee recommended these three inductees to the NAHOF Cabinet of Freedom according to the results of reviews of public nominations by scholars in the field: [Read more…] about Hall of Fame Inducts Three Who Resisted Fugitive Slave Laws
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) will commemorate its 2016 abolition inductees October 21 & 22, 2017 at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, in Peterboro NY, the site of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society in 1835. 2017 is the last year of the two year cycle that NAHOF has used since 2005: one year to induct and the second year to commemorate with the unveiling of the Hall of Fame banners for each inductee. [Read more…] about National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum Commemoration Weekend
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) will host the culminating event for its CHANGING AMERICA exhibit and programs: a Community Conversation on the subject of “Resisting the New Jim Crow” on Saturday, July 9, at 2 pm.
NAHOF invites the public to join in sharing thoughts about the ways to engage in the work of racial justice at this time. This conversation will aim to help each be active, in many small ways, in standing together to work toward an end to such things as the school-to-prison pipeline, police brutality, and the legacy of white supremacy that still perpetuates racism and de-values black lives. [Read more…] about Civil Rights: Resisting The New Jim Crow Rules
In commemoration of the end of the Civil War, the death of Lincoln, and the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) has suspended its 2015 induction ceremonies to address the matter of President Lincoln as “The Great Emancipator.” Several programs will provide opportunity for the public to study Lincoln as an abolitionist.
The Thirteenth Amendment (“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,… shall exist with within the United States..”) was proposed by the U.S. Senate on April 8, 1864. The movie Lincoln features the historical drama of securing the votes needed in the House of Representative to pass the resolution. The Thirteenth Amendment was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865 and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. [Read more…] about Lincoln Weekend Celebrates Great Emancipator
Thirteen bell rings signaled the commencement of morning and afternoon sessions of Peterboro Emancipation Day 2015. Thirteen recognized the Sesquicentennial of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was introduced in Congress January 31, 1865 and ratified December 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in the United States. [Read more…] about In Peterboro, Freedom Celebrated and Questioned