National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum extends hours

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PETERBORO — The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, is extending its seasonal hours. The site is currently open weekends from noon to 4 p.m. until Aug. 28. The Hall and Museum will now also be open Monday through Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. until Aug. 10.

The new hours are a result of an increase in volunteers and to a Colgate University Upstate Fellow, according to an announcement by the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum.

In addition to the open hours, the hall may be open to the public at other unscheduled hours during the summer by calling 773-620-9017. The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum is also open for special events and pre-arranged group tours.

For Juneteenth Weekend, the Hall will be open on Saturday, June 18, from noon until 6:30 p.m., at which time the evening program begins with an introduction to the history of Juneteenth, A Walk Through Galveston, Texas, followed by the film debut “Songs of Slavery and Emancipation.”

Along with the Abolition Hall of Fame, other available activities/programs include:

  • Chronology of Abolition from the Colonial Period to Reconstruction exhibits;
  • A facsimile of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation; and
  • Power of the Pen activities developed for the Madison County Anti Racism Collaborative.

NAHOF says these activities continue “the work of the mission to complete the second and ongoing abolition – the moral conviction to end racism.” The activities include Abolition Amendment, Understanding the Confederate Flag, H. R. 40 Reparations, and Municipal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Admission to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum is $5. Check the website and contacts for updates: nahofm1835@gmail.com, 315-684-3262. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, masks, proof of at least two vaccinations, and contact information at registration may be required.

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