Saturday, February 21, 2009

John Brown Events

As always, thanks to Jean Libby for sending these


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 ·



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. 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


Jean Libby, editor

Allies for Freedom

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