The Madison County Historical Society is loaning the Daniel Huntington portrait of Gerrit Smith to the New York State Museum. In addition, the society has given permission for the famous Ezra Greenleaf Weld daguerreotype of the Cazenovia Anti-Fugitive Slave Law Convention of 1850 to be enlarged to wall size. The Cazenovia Anti- Fugitive Slave Law Convention of August 22, 1850 was organized by Frederick Douglass and Gerrit Smith in response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The daguerreotype captures a moment in history that encouraged all to agitate against the abominations of that law.
The Madison County Historical Society Historical is collaborating with the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum of Peterboro on a bus trip to attend the exhibit opening at the New York State Museum in Albany on Saturday, September 22. A roundtrip coach to Albany with a special guided tour by the New York State Museum staff has been arranged. To reserve your seat please send a check in the amount of $35 to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro, NY 13035 by September 8. Please include the names of each person with their email and phone numbers, and departure site along with your check. There will be two departure sites. The first will be at 9 am at National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Peterboro. The second departure will be at the Madison County Historical Society at 435 Main Street in Oneida. Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or purchase food at the local eateries around the museum. The bus will return back to Oneida at 1 pm.
For more information on The Irrepressible Conflict exhibit opening at the New York State Museum in Albany on September 22, 2012, please contact mercantile.gerritsmith.org, or firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-684-3262, www.mchs1900.org,315-363-4136, or email@example.com.