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Freedom Festival: Juneteenth Weekend

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Saturday, June 17: Authors for Freedom, 1850 Cazenovia Convention Drama, and Songs of Slavery and Emancipation programs will be presented.

Sunday: June 18: Tour of the Gerrit Smith Estate, Antiracism Power of the Pen campaigns, Voices of the 2005 First Abolitionist Inductees to the Hall of Fame and Recognizing Lincoln will be presented.

Admission on Saturday and Sunday is by donation.

Monday, June 19: For a full description and listing of events, please visit:

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will open the third day of the Peterboro Freedom Festival with ringing of tower bells 19 times in commemoration of June 19, 1865, when people enslaved in Texas were informed, by arriving Union troops, that they were free.

Admission to the three Monday afternoon June 19th programs is 19 dollars with paid reservations by May 31 to National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, PO 55, Peterboro NY 13134 or at Admission after May 31 and at the door is $30.

Registration and Hospitality is open from noon to 5 pm on Monday, June 19th at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The registration site includes information tables, parity snacks, sales, and exhibits including the Underground Railroad in New York State from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The exterior exhibits at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark are open dawn to dusk for folks who respect property. For information and updates:,, PO Box 55, Peterboro NY 13134, 315-308-1890