Events for your calendar in Peterboro, NY: Through September 2017

The Peterboro Bloomer Brigade will host an In the Kitchen Tea on Saturday, September 23, 2017 honoring Elizabeth Smith Miller and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Deli on the Green will prepare a menu inspired by Miller’s 1875 cookbook. The Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend September 22-24, 2017, will focus on Elizabeth Smith Miller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Angelina Grimké:

On the evening of Friday, September 22, 2017  the Oneida Public Library Players will present a readers theatre production of Off Base: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story, a play written by Tom Murray about the first recorded history of women playing baseball.


  • Morning Marmalade Refreshments hosted by the Peterboro United Methodist Church
  • Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade: The Life of Elizabeth Smith Miller; author Norman K. Dann PhD
  • Bloomers, The Reform Costume; Jody Luce, the Tailor of Peterboro
  • Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Players; Debra A. Shattuck, Provost Witherspoon College, Rapid City SD
  • In the Kitchen Tea; Deli on Green with Miller’s 1875 cookbook inspired menu. Bloomer Brigade hosts.
  • Cousins of Reform: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Gerrit Smith; Norman K. Dann PhD, Peterboro NY
  • Elizabeth Cady Returns to Peterboro; reenacted by Melinda Grube PhD
  • Elizabeth and Anne Millers’ Suffrage Scrapbooks at Library of Congress, Rosemary Plakas, retired LOC
  • Monumental Women
  • Bloomers for the ‘80s
  • March on Washington 1-21-17
  • Suffrage Supper; Deli on Green with menu by Miller’s 1875 cookbook. Smithfield Youth Suffragists
  • Suffrage Song; Peggy Lynne, “The First Lady of Adirondack Music”


  • Tour of Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark with Norman K. Dann
  • Parity Breakfast
  • Abolition Movement Spawns Women’s Right Movement, Suzanne B. Spring PhD, Colgate University,
  • Launch Lunch: Library Partners Commence CommUNITY Read of INVENTION of WINGS, Betsy Kennedy, ED Cazenovia Public Library, and Carolyn Gerakopolous, Retired ED Oneida Public Library,
  • Angelina Grimké: Abolition and Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Angelina Grimké Weld and Peterboro Connections
  • Making History! Sally Roesch Wagner PhD, Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, Fayetteville NY
  • Making History Action

During the National Abolition Hall of Fame commemoration of the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame, a program on Angelina Grimké will be presented during the Abolition Symposia the afternoon of Saturday, October 21, 2017. On Sunday, October 22, to culminate the CommUnity Read on the Invention of Wings, Louise Knight, a researcher on Angelina and Sarah Grimké, will answer audience questions and discuss her upcoming 2018 biography on the Grimké sisters.

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro NY 13134) has exterior exhibits open all year that include information on Smith’s support of women’s rights. The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134) has a ten-panel exhibit of women’s rights, and banners for women inducted into the Hall of Fame. For updates and information: and 315-280-8828

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