ICYMI: Peterboro UMC invites public to Black History Month service

The Peterboro United Methodist Church is having a special service of worship in observance of Black History Month at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in the sanctuary at 5240 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. Rev. Christiane Depestre invites all to attend this significant event.

The guest speaker will be Norman K. Dann, Ph.D., who […]

Peterboro Ornithon Turns 150

The front the Ornithon, or Bird House, that Greene Smith built in Peterboro in 1863. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the unusual building, Norman K. Dann will present a program on Smith and his private bird museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the site of the Bird House on the […]

Greene Smith’s Beloved Birds Presentation is April 14

(Peterboro, NY – April 2013) On Sunday April 14 at 2 p.m. the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will celebrate Greene Smith’s birthday by hosting Colgate Sustainability Coordinator John Pumilio. Pumilio will present “A World of Wonder: Greene Smith’s Beloved Birds.”

Greene Smith was considered a leading ornithologist during the mid-19th century, lecturing at […]

Peterboro Celebrates Famous Ornithologist

Ornithologist Greene Smith, (right) son of abolitionists Gerrit and Ann Smith of Peterboro, with his bird specimen hunting partner Hiram Wilson. Smith’s collection at the Ornithon, a collection of 3,000 specimens by 1880, was regarded as among the finest in the world.

In 1863, Greene Smith built his Ornithon (Bird House) in Peterboro between […]

Children’s Tea Combines Fun with History

(Peterboro, NY – March 2013) The In the Kitchen Committee at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro is offering a tea for children 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro.

The In the Kitchen Committee hosts the annual bloomer tea in September, and this […]

Peterboro Heritage Season Begins

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will hold its annual birthday celebration for abolitionist Gerrit Smith at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. The program is free and open to the public.

In 2013 the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will celebrate Greene […]

Honoring Native American Month: Joanne Shenandoah Tribute Concert to Chief Skenandoa

In honor of Native American Month and her ancestor Chief Skenandoa, singer, composer and guitarist Joanne Shenandoah will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Madison Hall in Morrisville to benefit the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro.

(Morrisville, NY – Nov. 2012) In honor of Native American Month and her ancestor Chief […]

Volunteer Spotlight on: Tisha Lock

Volunteer Services Alliance of Madison County

Location of organization in Madison County: Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro, NY

1. Who do you volunteer for? (What organization)

I volunteer at the Peterboro Mercantile, a community heritage gift shop at the Visitor Center for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition […]

Madison County Represented at Governor’s ‘Path through History’ Conference

Pictured are Robert Weible (NYS Historian and Chief Curator of the NYS Museum) and Matthew Urtz (Madison County Historian) discuss edits for a Central Region iconic Thruway sign proposed at Governor Cuomo’s PATH through HISTORY conference Aug. 28 at the Empire State Plaza.

(Albany, NY – Aug. 2012) Governor Cuomo formally unveiled his “Path through […]

New Tea Brewing in the Kitchen

 

The Smithfield Community Center at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road will be transformed to a tea room for the Elizabeth Smith Miller In the Kitchen Teas Sept. 22 and 23.

Special table settings are created for each Elizabeth Smith Miller In the Kitchen Tea at the Smithfield Community Center.

(Peterboro, NY – Sept. […]

Equality Weekend is This Month

On Aug. 25 author Penny Colman will discuss and sign her book Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro. Colman will highlight the friendship between Stanton and her cousin Gerrit Smith of Peterboro, whom she once called “the sage […]

Shiffer to Conduct in Hometown for Hometown Day

 

Paul Shiffer conducts the Canastota Community Band. The Band will present the annual concert for Peterboro Hometown Day at 7 p.m. in Peterboro.

(Peterboro, NY – Aug. 2012) Peterboro resident Paul Shiffer was on the committee to organize the first Peterboro Hometown Day for the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department. In those early years, […]