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10/18 2019

Director reflects on John Brown Lives! at 20

2019-10-18T17:12:28+00:00October 18, 2019|

October 18, 2019 By MARTHA SWAN - John Brown Lives! , Lake Placid News Twenty years ago, on Oct. 16, 1999, John Brown Lives! hosted its first solo event at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. It was the 140th anniversary of Brown's raid on a federal arsenal in [...]

7/26 2019

Martha Swan, John Brown Lives!

2019-10-18T17:21:37+00:00July 26, 2019|

Martha Swan, John Brown Lives! July 26, 2019 By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News onday, July 15. Martha Swan sat down with the Lake Placid News at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, underneath a tent a short distance from Brown's grave. She's the executive director of [...]

5/10 2019

John Brown Farm State Historic Site friends group celebrates 20 years

2019-10-19T19:17:44+00:00May 10, 2019|

May 10, 2019 By NAJ WIKOFF , Lake Placid News     In 1998, two years before the 200th anniversary of abolitionist John Brown's birth, author Russell Banks released "Cloudsplitter," his fictional memoir by Brown's son Owen. A year later, Banks organized a celebration at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on the [...]

5/6 2019

John Brown honoree: ‘We have much work to do’

2019-10-19T17:48:36+00:00May 6, 2019|

Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and one of this year’s recipients of the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award, addresses the audience at a celebration of John Brown Day in Lake Placid Saturday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo) LAKE PLACID — When Barbara Ransby [...]

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