June 19, 2022
The Colors of Freedom in the Adirondacks Tour
A first-ever North Country Juneteenth celebration of the region’s role in the fight against slavery will highlight the Underground Railroad work in the area, as well as famous abolitionist John Brown.
Juneteenth is now a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. The “Colors of Freedom” tour will be a unique way for families and visitors alike to experience the struggle that took place in this area.
The tour will feature seven different stops with re-enactors, docents, and celebrations of the freedom spirit in the Clinton and Essex counties.
Sponsored by the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, John Brown Lives, and the John Brown State Historic Site, this event builds on existing museums, exhibits at historic locations, and original re-enactments.
The tour will start at 9:00 at the North Star UGR Museum, move to Elizabethtown and end at the John Brown Farm. A film on Finding Timbuctoo, directed by Paul Miller will be shown on Saturday evening to kick off the event.