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4/2 2021

Passing of H.A.L.T.

2021-04-02T15:26:36+00:00April 2, 2021|

Thoughts on the Passing of the H.A.L.T. Law in New York By JBL! Board Treasurer, Tom Terrizzi I join in celebrating this significant legislative initiative to limit the devastating effects of long term solitary confinement. While we should celebrate, it’s important to recognize that this is only another step forward [...]

2/12 2021

John Brown’s Farm: 125 Years in Support of Abolitionist History

2021-02-13T15:23:56+00:00February 12, 2021|

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 John Brown’s Farm: 125 Years in Support of Abolitionist History by Vanessa Banti Celebration of John Brown Farm as a NYS Historical Site When you stand at the grave of famed abolitionist John Brown, you stand at the intersection of the timeless forest and the modern society [...]

1/19 2021

JBL! Highlighted in MLK Day Celebration

2021-02-28T18:14:41+00:00January 19, 2021|

John Brown Lives! is Highlighted! New York State's annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Then and Now," airs today, Monday, January 18 on PBS stations throughout New York. In addition to viewing [...]

1/1 2021

Giving guided, unguided ‘First Day Hikes’

2021-01-02T20:41:29+00:00January 1, 2021|

Hiking alongside history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site NBC 5 WPTZ By Elena Barilla January 1, 2021 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. —   Hikers enjoyed their first trek of the year at John Brown State Historic Site in Lake Placid, while taking in the land's history. The 270-acre property nestled [...]

12/31 2020

Museum Association of New York (MANY) project includes John Brown Lives!

2021-01-02T20:50:50+00:00December 31, 2020|

Area museums receive training, tools to take their interpretation next level By ROBIN CAUDELL Press-Republic Press Republican Dec 31, 2020 KAREN DAVIDSON SEWARD/PHOTO The Memorial Field for Black Lives by Karen Davidson Seward, a Lake Placid artist and book designer, was installed on Juneteenth or Emancipation Day (June 19) at [...]

12/10 2020

Essex Co. Grand Jury indicts former Cohoes cop

2021-01-02T21:09:22+00:00December 10, 2020|

Essex Co. Grand Jury indicts former Cohoes cop Related to Lincoln Pond 9-1-1 call last June The Sun By Kim Dedam Dec 10, 2020 5:00 PM ELIZABETHTOWN | Four misdemeanor charges have been handed up by an Essex County Grand Jury against former Cohoes Police Officer Sean T. McKown. McKown, [...]

12/2 2020

Growing Freedom in Adirondack Wilderness

2021-01-02T20:26:23+00:00December 2, 2020|

HISTORIC SITES, PARK HISTORY, STATE HISTORY GROWING FREEDOM IN ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS HISTORIC SITES, PARK HISTORY, STATE HISTORY DECEMBER 1, 2020 Post by Lavada Nahon, Interpreter of African American History, New York State Parks While the John Brown Farm State Historic Site is the former Adirondack home of a famed abolitionist, the farm also is part of [...]

11/12 2020

John Brown Lives! Hosts Virtual Blues Concert

2021-01-02T21:14:45+00:00November 12, 2020|

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 John Brown Lives! hosts virtual blues concert, online discussion by Editorial Staff Adirondack Almanack Blues at Timbuctoo delivers a generously spirited, deeply meaningful day of the Blues usually held at the home of abolitionist John Brown at the 270-acre John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. This year however, we [...]

10/22 2020

Abolitionist John Brown’s ties to the Adirondacks, why it matters today

2021-01-02T21:05:02+00:00October 22, 2020|

Abolitionist John Brown’s ties to the Adirondacks, why it matters today Updated Oct 22, 2020   A statue of abolitionist John Brown at the John Brown Farm, a state historic site, in North Elba near Lake Placid. By David Figura | The recent release of “The Good Lord Bird,” a TV [...]

10/10 2020

UP CLOSE: ‘You Matter’

2020-11-22T13:36:43+00:00October 10, 2020|

The Lake Placid Public Library’s new StoryWalk, pictured here, is located at the John Brown Farm historic site. (News photo — Elizabeth Izzo) Lake Placid News By Elizabeth Izzo October 15, 2020 LAKE PLACID — Take a walk through the John Brown Farm State Historic Site to see a story [...]

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