Histories of the John Brown Farm

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Histories of the John Brown Farm

125 year ago, the Adirondack home of abolitionists John and Mary Brown was acquired by New York State ensuring that it would “continue to be dedicated and used for the purposes of a public park or reservation forever.”

Join us to delve into the history made at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, the people who made it and why it matters today.

Margaret Washington, historian, author and professor of American Studies, will contextualize Brown’s relationship with Anna Douglass, Harriet Tubman and other Black women, and discuss what paintings by Horace Pippin, Thomas Hovenden and Jacob Lawrence suggest about John Brown and the intersectionality of race, gender and memory.

Alice Keesey Mecoy, great-great-great granddaughter of John and Mary Brown, will share insights about the Brown’s and their “love-hate” relationship with the Farm. (should we say “complex” instead of “love-hate?”)

Sandra Weber, author, lecturer and independent scholar who has visited and researched the Farm for over 30 years, will focus on Kate Field, the woman who saved the John Brown Farm 125 years ago.

Lavada Nahon, culinary historian and interpreter of African American History with the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites, will moderate the discussion.

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