Greenwich, New York in Washington County is rich in the history of the Underground Railroad. Many houses in the Greenwich community and nearby Easton provided a safe haven for slaves heading north to freedom.

Greenwich was also the childhood of Susan B. Anthony and President Chester A. Arthur.

2007 Schedule

Friday, September 14

7:30 pm

 

Film Forum at the Greenwich Free Library
Iron Jawed Angels
donation – not suitable for children under 14

Saturday, September 15

8:00 am

 

Registration at Greenwich High School
Coffee Hour – Exhibit and vendors open

9:00

 

Welcome & Introductions
Debi Craig, Conference Coordinator

9:15

 

Keynote Performance:
Harriet Tubman, The Underground Railroad and the Cause of Slavery
Presenters: Devorah Tarrow and Barbara McClung

10:15

  Coffee Break

10:30

1A

Exploring the Working Landscape:
the Slate and Cambridge Valleys
Presenter: Paul Hancock

 

1B

Susan B. Anthony, the Making of an Abolitionist
Presenter: Ted Corbett

 

1C

Who Were / Are the Quakers?
Presenter: Jane Meader Nye

   

11:30

2A

Small Town Convergence:
Fifteen Lives That Helped Shape Abolition

Presenter: Tim Teftt

 

2B

Was Your Community a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
Finding Proof in Unexpected Places

Presenter: Kristina Saddlemire

12:15 pm

 

Lunch
On your own – see order form

 

 

1:30

3A

Tea with Frederick
The Famous Tea Party Shared by Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Presenter: Cliff Oliver

 

3B

Deep River:
A Story of the Underground Railroad
Presenter: Elaine Handley

   

2:30

 

Through the Eyes of Susan B. Anthony:
Bus Tour of Area Sites
Presenter: Barbara Skiff

5:30

 

Dinner
on your own

 

 

7:30

 

Hubbard Hall Performance:
Susan B. Anthony – The Invincible
Portrayed by Sally Matson

Only The Message Mattered:
A song cycle based on Susan's formative years in Washington County
Performed by Bob Warren & Friends

Hubbard Hall is located in Cambridge, New York

Program is subject to change.

There is a registration fee of $40.00 for adults. There are rates for seniors, students, children as well as for single events.