Date(s) - 04/12/2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Rockwell Museum
Heroes Lecture Series | John W. Jones and the Underground History of the Southern Tier with Talima Aaron
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
John W. Jones (1817-1900). Former slave, abolitionist, Underground Railroad and conductor. From John W. Jones Museum.With Talima Aaron, Board President of the John W. Jones MuseumMembers Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students $5 | Registration encouraged
Location: The Rockwell Museum*Note: For those unable to attend in person, lecture recordings will be posted on The Rockwell’s YouTube channel.REGISTER Many people who have lived in the Southern Tier all their lives do not learn about the significance of the region to the Underground Railroad until adulthood. Elmira, NY was the home of John W. Jones, who escaped enslavement, found prosperity as the sexton of historic Woodlawn Cemetery, and assisted 800 fugitives escaping enslavement in successfully reaching Canada. Learn more about Jones’s life and legacy with Talima Aaron, who currently serves as the Board President for the John W. Jones Museum in Elmira.