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 […]

Save the Date: Peterboro Civil War Weekend is June 8 and 9

A unit of 12th Regiment U.S. Infantry, Co. A, the military host of the 21st Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend, assembles on the green.

Visitors at the 21st annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend can walk in the civilian camps and observe domestic fashions, daily duties, and recreational activities.

Historic exhibits and demonstrations at the annual […]

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, […]

Peterboro Hometown Day Offers Fun and Games

 

(Peterboro, NY – Aug. 2012) The Annual Peterboro Hometown Day opens at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 with many activities On the Green in Peterboro. Field activities conclude at 4 p.m. followed by a concert with pie and ice cream at 7 p.m.

The first scheduled activity is the Sack Race at 11 […]

Emancipation Day A Success

 

The Second Annual Emancipation Day in Peterboro opened with the story of the Harriet Russell Family journey from slavery to freedom and then families gathered in front of “Harriet’s Place” for group photos.

(Peterboro, NY – Aug. 2011) Afternoon rain did not dampen the success of the Second Peterboro Emancipation Day on Saturday, Aug. […]

Peterboro Hometown Day is Saturday

(Peterboro, NY – July 30, 2011) The Annual Peterboro Hometown Day and Car Cruise will be held on the green in Peterboro Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event opens with crafts, exhibits, music, entertainment, kids’ games, and nine classes of antique cars parked on the green for the Car Cruise.

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Peterboro’s Civil War Events Begin Saturday

 

Soldiers preparing the cannon for the 2 pm skirmish at the 2010 Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend.

By Dot Willsey

(Peterboro, NY – June 11 and 12, 2011) In its nineteenth year of bringing the mid-19th Century to life for a weekend, this year the annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend adds programs […]

Oneida Football Club of Boston

Believed to be first record of organized football

Pictured are seven members of the Oneida Football Club of Boston.

By Matthew Urtz

Like many people fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves turn color, the temperatures are perfect for throwing on a sweater and going for a walk, but most of all I […]

Abolition Hall of Fame Induction is this Weekend

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour The Barn, the Lodge/Visitor’s Center, the Gerrit Smith Estate and Peterboro Area Museum during the National Abolition Hall of Fame’s activities held this weekend in Peterboro.

Includes Ribbon Cutting for the NYS Underground Railroad Heritage Trail

By Dot Willsey

(Peterboro, NY) In 1998 the Governor of New York […]

County’s Former Home for Destitute Children has a Story

History of building, people and stories of children told

(Peterboro, NY) Donna Dorrance Burdick, town of Smithfield historian, will present “The Story of the Madison County Home for Destitute Children” on Tuesday July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Peterboro Area Museum, 4608 Peterboro Road.

The museum is located at the east end of the […]