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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heritage Season Opens with Birthday Party

 

Norman K. Dann, PhD, arranges materials behind Gerrit Smith’s Land Office for an Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend event. Dann, a Smith biographer, will present Gerrit Smith and the Civil War at Smith’s birthday party Saturday, March 3.

Children reenactors pose in front of General Store at an Annual Peterboro Civil […]

Dann to Speak at Madison Historical Society

(Madison, NY – Nov. 2011) The Town of Madison Historical Society will host Norman K. Dann, Ph.D., Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Madison Historical Building, South Street, Madison.

Dann will present his work, “Gerrit Smith and the Abolition Movement.” If you ever had a question on what led to the Civil War, […]

Family Day of Croquet Planned

By Dot Willsey

(Peterboro, NY – July 2011) Abolitionist Gerrit Smith liked to play a game or two of croquet daily during the summer. In honor of Smith’s summer recreation on a court near his house, the Grounds Squad of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark has planned a Family Day of Croquet […]

Party in Peterboro Celebrates Gerrit Smith Birthday

Norman K. Dann Ph.D., author and biographer of Gerrit Smith, presents Smith for induction to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum. Dann will present the annual birthday lecture for Smith’s birthday celebration in Peterboro March 5.

(Peterboro, NY – March 2011) Stewards for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark begin the 2011 […]

Who in the Dickens is George Putnam?

The Peterboro Mercantile located at the Visitor Center will be open for holiday shopping Nov. 27 and 28 and Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12. Proceeds benefit the Gerrit Smith Estate.

Charles Dickens as he probably looked on his first trip to the United States in 1842. During that trip Dickens was accompanied by his […]

Family Day of Croquet Planned

Played on the grounds of Gerrit Smith Estate

(Peterboro, NY) Abolitionist Gerrit Smith liked to play a game or two of croquet daily during the summer. In honor of Smith’s summer recreation on a court near his house, the Grounds Squad of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark has planned a Family Day of […]