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1839 Escape of Enslaved Woman


The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro NY, has arranged an event for the showing of Possessing Harriet, a play about Harriet Powell and her escape from slavery with the help of Gerrit Smith. There will be a Coach departing the GSENHL at 12:30 PM where passengers will view a movie on Kyle Bass, who is the creator of Possessing Harriet. The Coach will arrive at the Franklin Stage Company in time for the 3 PM showing of Possessing Harriet. Passengers will return to the GSENHL around 7 PM. Attendees can either bring their own lunch or put in a lunch order with the Deli on the Green at 315-684-3262. The $55 admission includes programs, the play, transport, and a donation to help preserve the stables in The Barn.

This event is a great way to join members of the community in learning about local history. Reservations are due by June 30th with either a check or cash order to:
Smithfield Community Association
PO Box 6
Peterboro, NY 13134

  • Presented By: Smithfield Community Center
  • Dates: July 13, 2019
  • Location: Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
  • Address: 5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro, NY 13134
  • Phone: (315) 280-8828
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $55 by June 30