Interview with Dott Willsey, president and founder of the National Abolition Hall of Fame in Peterboro, NY, a tiny hamlet near Utica. Dott will talk about the Abolition Hall of Fame, how it originated and how its inductees are chosen. She discusses the importance of studying and preserving the history of the abolitionists. She talks about the Hall’s traveling exhibit dealing with abolitionist history, their bus tours, and other local history museums in Central New York. Finally, she gives us the schedule for the Hall’s upcoming Pre-Induction Ceremonies the weekend of Oct. 19-21.
National Abolition Hall of Fame — http://www.abolitionhof.org/
how its inductees are chosen – – http://www.abolitionhof.org/nominating-an-abolitionist
The Slavery to Freedom Calendar for June 18-25
June 19, 2012, 7 PM, Historic Gettysburg, First day of the Battle of Gettysburg Walk, Call Regina Hollar, 717-334-8312
June 19 Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany Indiana, Mark Wetherington lecture, The Breakdown of Law and Order in the Civil War Ohio Valley Region, 12-1 pm, Call 315-280-8828
On June 20-24, NETWORK TO FREEDOM annual conference, St. Augustine, Florida: “Escaping to Destinations South.” Call 404-507-5830 http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/annual-conference.htm
June 22-24, Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, 19th Biennial Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, Call Jane Zavitz, 905-895-1700 ext. 247
June 23, the Greater Toledo Civil War Round Table and the City of McComb, Andrew’s Raid of 1862, Parade and festivities, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23, Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, MD, Free guided Underground Railroad Trail Hike at 9, 10, and 11 am. Call 301-650-4373
June 23, at 2:30 pm, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture Juneteenth Children’s Party (Ages 6 to 10), Call 443-263-1800 / 1816
June 23, from 9:30-11:30 am, North Star Underground Railroad Museum in Ausable Chasm, NY, weekly tour of Underground Railroad sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10 fee and registration is required. Call 518-834-5180.
June 24, Allegheny Portage PA National Historic Site, biweekly Heritage Hikes. Free. Registration required. Call 814-886-6150
June 24, the Josiah Henson Special Park in North Bethesda, MD, “A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps,” 12- 4:00 pm. Free. Call, 301-650-4373
June 24, 2012, 1– 4 pm, the Peter Miller House Museum in Avon Lake, OH will host a Civil War Living History Encampment. Call 440-933-5834
Also, please go to Kickstarter.com to see my movie and proposal for a study on the early accounts of the Underground Railroad, Searching for the Underground Railroad.