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8/18 2021

“Dreaming of Timbuctoo” in Middlebury Examines the History of Black Land Ownership in the Adirondacks 

2021-09-05T17:41:27+00:00August 18, 2021|

August 18, 2021  Seven Days By KEN PICARD COURTESY OF LINDSAY PONTIUS Many elements of history lie hidden amid family heirlooms. Katherine Butler Jones, a Black woman from Massachusetts, was going through some family documents more than two decades ago when she came upon the original marriage certificate of her great-great-grandparents. [...]

6/19 2021

Advancing Adirondack inclusivity at John Brown Farm

2021-09-05T17:37:59+00:00June 19, 2021|

Advocates reflect on welcoming strategies at historic site anniversary and Juneteenth celebration June 19, 2021 Adirondack Explorer By Brandon Loomis Nicole Hylton-Patterson, director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, says John Brown Farm is a place that can help Adirondack visitors feel at home and inspired to champion inclusivity. Photo by [...]

6/17 2021

John Brown Farm pairs Juneteenth celebration with 125th anniversary

2021-09-05T17:45:04+00:00June 17, 2021|

Adirondack Almanack Thursday June 17, 2021 by Community News Reports On Friday, June 18, 2021, John Brown Lives! (JBL!) and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSORHP) will unveil a banner heralding the 125th anniversary of NYS’ acquisition of the John Brown Farm in 1896. NYS Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid [...]

5/7 2021

John Brown Birthday Events this Weekend

2021-09-05T17:33:54+00:00May 7, 2021|

MAY 7, 2021   Adirondack Daily Press by THE ENTERPRISE STAFF Sierra Club President Aaron Mair kneels at the grave of 19th-century abolitionist John Brown after laying a wreath with his daughter Olivia as part of John Brown Day May 6, 2017, at the John Brown Day State Historic Site in [...]

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 [...]

3/29 2021

After 125 years, John Brown Farm looks ahead

2021-09-05T17:49:02+00:00March 29, 2021|

Adirondack Daily Enterprise MAR 29, 2021 NAJ WIKOFF From left, Curt Stager of Paul Smith’s College, historian and author Sandra Weber, Martha Swan, Essex County Historian Aurora McCaffrey, Lavada Nahon, NYS Dept of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Martin Tyler, vice president of John Brown Lives!, and David Welch (Brewster [...]

3/24 2021

Celebrating 125 Years of State Ownership

2021-04-13T01:44:33+00:00March 24, 2021|

Celebrating 125 Years of State ownership of John Brown Farm Mar 24, 2021 Press Republican ROBIN CAUDELL/P-R FILE PHOTOA view of the abolitionist John Brown’s gravesite at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on March 7, 2020 in North Elba.  NORTH ELBA – On March 27, 1896, New York [...]

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 [...]

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