The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two year induction-commemoration cycle. Beginning in 2018 inductions and commemorations will be completed in one year.
The schedule of events is as follows:
2:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017
Louise Knight will present The Remarkable Transformation: Angelina Grimké’s Journey
7:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sponsors of Angelina Grimké Weld will unveil her banner for the Hall of Fame.
12:30 pm Sunday, October 22, 2017
Eight libraries will culminate a CommUNITY Read of Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd at a luncheon at which
Louise Knight will answer questions about the historical references in the Kidd’s historical novel.
2:00 pm Sunday, October 22, 2017
Louise Knight will present information on her upcoming biography: Sarah and Angelina Grimké and the Fight for Human Rights
This event is sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant. The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) honors antislavery abolitionists, their work to end slavery, and the legacy of that struggle, and strives to complete the second and ongoing abolition – the moral conviction to end racism. NAHOF is located in Peterboro NY in the building where the New York State Anti-Slavery Society held its inaugural meeting October 22, 1835. NAHOF Museum is chartered by the New York State Education Department, on the Heritage NY Underground Railroad Trail, on the Path through History, on the I LOVE NY LBGT Trail, on the Madison County Freedom Trail, and a founder and primary of the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State.
Sponsorships & Reservations
- Sponsorships for Hall of Fame banners are due October 8.
- Registrations for meals are due by October 12.
- Reservations for both days of the Abolition Weekend, including meals and programs, are $75.
- Reservations for Saturday, October 21, including meals and programs, are $50.
- Reservations for Sunday, October 22, including meals and programs, are $35.
- Admission to each program is $5 and may be paid at the door. (Meals must be reserved.)
For registration forms and for more information: www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org, NAHOFM1835@gmail.com, PO Box 55, Peterboro NY 13134, or 315-280-8828. For online reservations: mercantile.gerritsmith.org. For lodging: www.madisontourism.com