Saturday, February 21, 2009

John Brown Events

As always, thanks to Jean Libby for sending these


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March Exhibit Focuses on 150th Anniversary of the Harper’s Ferry Raid and Saratoga Resident Mary Brown


The Saratoga History Museum will debut a personal version of Harper’s Ferry through the eyes of one-time resident Mary Day Brown and some of her children. Mary Brown, second wife of Abolitionist John Brown moved to California after his death to begin a new life. The Museum’s archives will provide a poignant portrait of the family. Mary Brown and 11 of her children and grandchildren are buried in Madronia cemetary in Saratoga. The exhibit opens March 6 in the Museum and includes items never before exhibited.


A special reception will be held on March 8 at the Museum at 1pm. Light refreshments will be served.


“Abolitionist John Brown and Family Remembered” A presentation by Alice Keesey Mecoy, the great, great, great granddaughter of John and Mary Brown will be given at the Saratoga History Museum on Sunday, March 8 at 1:00pm.


Saratoga Historical Foundation ·

20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road,

Saratoga, CA 95070-5935 ·

408.867.4311

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John Brown Photo Chronology Workshops now in completion phase


Scheduled: Underground Railroad Conference in Skenectady,

Feb. 28 Workshop time 1 - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


March 19 San Francisco Civil War Round Table

United Irish Cultural Center

2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco - 7:45 p.m.

http://www.sfcwrt.com/090319.html dinner preceding


March 22 Saratoga Historical Museum

20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road,

Saratoga, CA 95070-5935 · 1 p.m.


Thank you everyone who is participating in this project,


Special thanks: Brendan Mills, director of the John Brown Farm in North Elba and Bill Noyes, CWRT activist and photographer in San Jose ************************************************************************************************

March 27 -- dedication of a monument to Albert Hazlett, lieutenant in John Brown's

army, who escaped with Osborne Anderson but was captured and hanged in Virginia in March 1860.


Indiana County, Pennsylvania

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Jean Libby, editor

Allies for Freedom

www.alliesforfreedom.org

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