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Prosecco Prelude VIP Reception (4:30 PM – 5:15 PM): Meet and greet our special guests Jamelle Bouie, Nell Painter, and David Blight in the “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” Exhibit in the Upper Barn:

  • David Blight: Professor of History, award-winning author, and leading expert on slavery and the American Civil War
  • Jamelle Bouie: Columnist for the New York Times Opinion section
  • Nell Painter: Historian, artist, and award-winning author

Conversation & Cocktails (5:30 PM – 6:15 PM): Join us in the Upper Meadow for a refreshing cocktail while relishing in a provocative, open-ended conversation with Jamelle, Nell, and David.

The Long Table Dinner (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM): Continue the conversation over a delectable full-course meal lovingly prepared by Chef Lewis Hughes, a descendant of Harper’s Ferry Raider Lewis Sheridan Leary. 

Tickets are available on Eventbrite, for more information 518-744-7112.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event that combines history, conversation, and delicious food. Be part of John & Mary Brown’s dream!


Be on the lookout for our Silent Auction

Artists, authors and other friends of John Brown Lives! have generously donated items and experiences that resonate with our mission.


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