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Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

Civil War Weekend, Peterboro, NY

We made it! We have been wanting to attend Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend for years because we have always wanted to see a reenactment of battle. We are also very fond admirers of Gerrit Smith (and revivalist Charles G. Finney and the abolition movement, which started in this area). This area of Peterboro is very […]

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Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Peterboro Civil War Reenactment June 9 and 10

Oh we are SO going! We have been wanting to go for years! This year is very special, as it marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the 20th anniversary of the Peterboro reenactment. This is from the website: Peterboro had a pivotal role in the ignition of the Civil War because of Gerrit […]

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Peterboro Prepping For Civil War Weekend

Peterboro Prepping For Civil War Weekend

I was delighted that WKTV reports some good news: www.wktv.com/community/Peterboro-Prepares-for-Sesquicentennial-of-the-Civil-War-112933414.html Peterboro already preparing for Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. PETERBORO, N.Y. – 1861 marked the beginning of the American Civil War. The 19th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Committee plans to include programs that reflect the 150th anniversary of that conflict. Among the plans in […]

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Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

You may not have heard of Gerrit Smith, but in his day he was the man most responsible for the abolition movement in New York State. Gerrit Smith was the “Stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. We visited his old estate in Peterboro, NY.