John Brown Lives Exhibit "Dreaming of Timbuctoo"
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:30 am - Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:30 pm
Location: 5304 Oxbow Rd, Peterboro NY
Description: John Brown Lives Exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo Open until August 5 Emancipation Day 2017 Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark 5304 Oxbow Road PO 6 Peterboro NY 13134 Tuesdays ~ Sundays (12 - 4 pm) Until August 5 $5 Admission to estate and exhibit Free for students The John Brown Lives traveling exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo will be open six afternoons (12-4pm) a week until Saturday, August 5th Emancipation Day at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro NY. The exhibit describes Gerrit Smith’s 1846 gift of 40 acres of land to each of 3000 black men in order to assure voting rights, the persons who moved to the Lake Placid area to work their land, and the ongoing archeological work at the site of the 120,000 acres that came to be known as Timbuctoo. The exhibit is funded in part by a Humanities New York Action/Vision Grant.