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National Abolition Hall of Fame Weekend: Induction Presentations


National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum Inductions
October 21 - 23, 2022

Join NAHOF as we induct Robert Everett, Calvin Fairbank and Stephen Myers into the the National Abolition Hall of Fame. We have an exciting program lined up for the occasion.

Inductee, Event & Banner Sponsorships are due September 15, 2022, as well as Event Registrations. For more detailed information about Induction weekend, the Inductees, Sponsorships & Registration, visit the NAHOF website.

Friday, Oct 21
7p: Welsh Music, Food, and Historical Reflection on Welsh Abolitionism & the American Civil War.

Saturday, Oct 22
10am: Guided tour of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
11am: Hall of Fame and Museum will open
12:30pm: Annual Meeting of Members of NAHOF
1:30pm: Abolition Symposia begins with a presentation on Everett
2:30pm: Calvin Fairbank inductee presentation
3:30pm: Stephen Myers inductee presentation
5pm: Peterboro United Methodist Church will serve a 19th C. Antislavery Box Dinner
7pm: Nominations of Inductees and Hall of Fame banners revealed

Sunday, Oct 23

At the Canaltown Museum in Canastota:
7:30am: Registration for the Abolitionist Freedom Walk will open
8:30am: Reenactment of the landing of 104 delegates driven out of Utica October 21, 1835 for attempting to establish the New York State Antislavery Society and an interpretive sign will be revealed
9am: Abolistionist Freedom Walk will commence
10:30am:  Re-enactment and sign unveiling in Clockville to present the activities of the abolitionists along the way to Peterboro (part of the walk).
11am: Walk finishes at the Canaltown Museum in Canastota

Back in Peterboro:
1pm: Re-enactment and sign describing the October 22, 1835 arrival of the NYS Antislavery Society revealed, followed by a free reception
1:30pm: Presentation about Stephen Myers’ role in the Florence Farming and Lumber Community / Association located in Oneida County
2:30pm: Presentation by descendants of Calvin Fairbank about the Fairbank Home and Museum in Connecticut.

The Abolition Hall of Fame Inductions are held on the weekend closest to the anniversary date of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society held in Peterboro October 22, 1835. The public is encouraged to participate in any or all of the activities and to check the website for updates.